polyatomic molecule


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polyatomic molecule

[¦päl·ē·ə¦täm·ik ′mäl·ə‚kyül]
(chemistry)
A chemical molecule with three or more atoms.
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(11-18) Extension of such studies to atom + polyatom and diatom + diatom systems is critical for elucidating the multidimensional dynamics of polyatomic molecules. When studying these reactions, it is essential to measure the velocity distributions of quantum-state-selected reaction products.
Freed, "Quantum theory of photodissociation of polyatomic molecules: application to HCN," Chemical Physics Letters, vol.
The theory/model proposed herein remains a better fit to empirical findings for all polyatomic molecules. Importantly, it does not rely upon the exceptions that plague the traditionally accepted degrees of freedom based kinetic theory.
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Schlag, "Multi-photon ionization in the mass spectrometry of polyatomic molecules: cross sections," Chemical Physics, vol.
Chandler, "Vibrational dephasing and frequency shifts of polyatomic molecules in solution," The Journal of Chemical Physics, vol.
Delly, "An all-electron numerical method for solving the local density functional for polyatomic molecules," Journal of Chemical Physics, vol.