monomolecular film


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monomolecular film

[¦män·ō·mə¦lek·yə·lər ′film]
(physical chemistry)
A film one molecule thick. Also known as monolayer.
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The monomolecular film, resulting from the adsorption of the emulsifier at the interface of an oil and water, should be strong but pliable because it imparts maximum stability of the emulsion system.
The MoldWiz forms a monomolecular film on the walls of the mold and does not transfer to the molded product.
It is erroneous, for instance, to list subsurface larvae as a limitation for monomolecular films; where a monomolecular film is present, subsurface larvae cannot emerge because the reduced surface tension does not allow the newly emerged adult to stand on the water's surface.