Given below are two statements labelled as Assertion (A) and Reason (R)
Assertion : Magnetic moment values of actinides are lesser than the theoretically predicted values.
Reason : Actinide elements are strongly paramagnetic.
Select the most appropriate answer from the options given below:
- Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
- Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
- A is true but R is false.
- A is false but R is true.
b. Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
The magnetic moment is less as the 5f electrons of actinides are less effectively shielded which results in quenching of orbital contributions , they are strongly paramagnetic due to presence of unpaired electrons