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monatomic

, monoatomic Chem
1. (of an element) having or consisting of single atoms
2. (of a compound or molecule) having only one atom or group that can be replaced in a chemical reaction
3. a less common word for monovalent

monatomic

[¦män·ə′täm·ik]
(chemistry)
Composed of one atom.
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In theory, monoatomic metallic gold would possess the maximum stability.
Long-chain, so-called 'the other alkylresorcinols' constitute about 35% and monoatomic phenols about 3% of total water-soluble phenols.
Martin, Alcan International, this system uses "a closed-loop gas recirculation technique in which a probe is inserted in molten aluminum and a small volume of carrier gas is brought into contact with the metal and recirculated until an equilibrium level is achieved between the hydrogen gas content in the carrier gas and the monoatomic hydrogen content of the metal.
As radiative heat transfer is no longer efficient in the solar convective zone where heat transfer occurs by convection, we assumed the adiabatic gradient of a monoatomic gas for the solar photosphere.