metal cluster compound

metal cluster compound

[′med·əl ¦kləs·tər ′käm‚pau̇nd]
(chemistry)
A compound in which two or more metal atoms aggregate so as to be within bonding distance of one another and each metal atom is bonded to at least two other metal atoms; some nonmetal atoms may be associated with the cluster.
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