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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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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.
trj] are the monoatomic values of thermal conductivity of component i and j respectively (dimensionless) and M[W.
Monoatomic hydrogen is removed in a mass transfer operation as [H.