molecular diameter

molecular diameter

[mə′lek·yə·lər dī′am·əd·ər]
(physical chemistry)
The diameter of a molecule, assuming it to be spherical; has a numerical value of 10-8 centimeter multiplied by a factor dependent on the compound or element.
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