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diatomic

(of a compound or molecule)
a. containing two atoms
b. containing two characteristic groups or atoms

diatomic

[¦dī·ə′täm·ik]
(chemistry)
Consisting of two atoms.
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Nitrogen is the most abundant constituent in air and it is inert diatomic gas while graphite is the most thermodynamically stable form of carbon allotropes," said Prof.
Moist air is a mixture of air (itself composed primarily of diatomic molecules, notably [N.
He begins with the atomic properties of one-electron and two-electron atoms, then explains the atomic properties and periodic trends of atoms with more than two electrons, homonuclear diatomic molecules, gaseous alkali metal haloids with ionic bonds, other heteronuclear diatomic molecules with polar covalent bonds, the Lewis cubical atom model, molecular orbital calculations on heteronuclear diatomic molecules (as well as hybridization and estimation of net atomic charges from calculated electron densities), homonuclear diatomic species of certain second-period elements, structure and bonding (including in simple compounds of the Group 14 elements and those in other Groups), and electron deficient molecules.
This involved the production of the Microwave Spectral Tables, the first on Diatomic molecules (86) and continuing the series on Microwave Spectra of Molecules of Astrophysical Interest.
Constant of Diatomic Molecules, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York (1979).
So two atoms of the mystery element frequently bond together to form a more stable diatomic molecule (particle containing two atoms).
Nascent iodine would recombine into diatomic as soon as two such atoms find each other through diffusion.
They are the focus of much-talked-about plans to add iron to ocean waters to encourage diatomic growth and therefore greater sequestration of carbon dioxide.
I think it came as a surprise to a lot of people when we made our original prediction, because diatomic molecules, with just two atoms, were believed by chemists to be completely understood," Greene says.
Equation (1) shows that the components of the alloy, interacting with the diatomic gas more intensively than the base, reduce the activity of the gas, and the components with less intensive contact increase the activity.
The kind that we breathe is made of diatomic molecules, which means each molecule has two atoms.
Class Bacillariophyceae being dominant quantitatively showed highest count in July due to combined effects of both of calcium and temperature since calcium together with temperature is found to facilitate the diatomic growth [29].