A few questions about a magnet and a paperclip:
- What do you call a material that attracts another material via magnetism? (i.e. the magnet)
- What do you call the material that is attracted in #1? (i.e. the paperclip)
- What properties make #1 (the magnet) and #2 (the paperclip) get along so well? Electron configurations?
These are pretty elementary...please be gentle.
I think I'm looking for basic answers that might be found in a level 200 course.