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Ferromagnetism

  • Definition: A property of a compound that occurs when paramagnetic atoms are close enough to each other (such as in iron) that they reinforce their attraction to the magnetic field, such that the whole is, in effect, greater than the sum of its parts.

    Source: Kelter P, Mosher M, and Scott A (2008). Chemistry: the Practical Science. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.

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