neutral molecule

neutral molecule

[′nü·trəl ′mäl·ə‚kyül]
(physical chemistry)
A molecule in which the number of electrons surrounding the nuclei is the same as the total number of protons in the nuclei, so that there is no net electric charge.
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In order to overcome this hurdle, the researchers used what's known as ion-dipole force - an attractive force that is created due to interaction between an ion and a neutral molecule containing a dipole.
Antihydrogen, however, is a neutral molecule, with only a weak dipole moment to hold onto.
A neutral molecule gives a radical-cation as the molecular ion and the fragment ion may be either a cation or a radical cation (7).
aerobic organisms), oxygen can accept four electrons before becoming a neutral molecule (i.
853] that a combination of one weak and one strong [beta]-diketone can produce the extraction of a mixed adduct accompanied by a synergistic effect as well as with the statement of Hala [24] that the weaker acid is involved in the mixed adduct as a neutral molecule (the pKa values of HTTA, HP, and PAR are 6.
The sum of oxidation numbers in a neutral molecule is zero.
The BEB formula for ionizing an electron from a molecular orbital of a neutral molecule by electron impact is (1):
The optimized geometry of the neutral molecule is essentially completely planar.
Assuming little in the way of prior knowledge, the text introduces cation, anion and neutral molecule receptors together in one chapter and highlights the common features between these closely related areas.
Some researchers had suggested that anions, which have one or more extra electrons in comparison with a neutral molecule, might be too fragile to exist for long periods.
Helium can form strong chemical bonds in ions and may even be bound in the ground state of a neutral molecule,' the researchers conclude in the Sept.
Starting as an electrically neutral molecule, the dye can pass through cell membranes.