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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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2 illustrates a system of diatomic gas molecules in a container.
Following the pioneering work of Burrau [20] and Wilson [22,22], Teller recognised that the amplitude functions from the solution of Schroedinger's equation in ellipsoidal coordinates to treat interatomic interactions in a diatomic molecule were applicable also to the hydrogen atom itself [23].
Diatomic has hit the bar on his last three starts but can arrest his frustrating run in the ApolloBet Daily Racing Specials Handicap.
Nitric oxide (NO) is an unassuming, simple diatomic lipophilic gaseous molecule which in fact is anything but, involved in almost every biological process and serving as possibly the most important signaling molecule in the human system.
Likewise "Sounding Line," which describes in six quatrains of terse trimeter the swift descent of a heavy plumb line tossed into the sea "through layers of photosynthetic / migrating cells and stories / of diatomic bodies," until it hits bottom and is pulled to the surface "where, in a repetition / like a watery palindrome, / you--bound and leaning--were reeling / the measured feeling home.
About 10-15 km above the earth's crust this pungent smelling pale blue gas (trioxygen molecule) although very dangerous for lives to breath in continuously breaks and form (from diatomic oxygen) with in fraction of seconds.
8221; Ozone is so unstable that it cannot be transported; it must be generated at the site of application because it naturally tends to break down into diatomic oxygen.
The original image shows clearly the green colour characteristic of fluorescence of diatomic carbon ([C.
ISON is green because it is emitting diatomic carbon, which is glowing.
Accelerating the mixture ensures that more sulfur will be used up faster in the early part of vulcanization as diatomic sulfur leaving less free sulfur in the compound (ref.
Unlike the odourless and colourless diatomic molecule oxygen we breathe, ozone is a tri-atomic molecule that bonded in one.