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triatomic

[¦trī·ə¦täm·ik]
(chemistry)
Consisting of three atoms.
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The methods will be used to study ultracold collisions in triatomic systems in conjunction with leading European experimental groups, focusing on the H2O and H3+ systems for which spectroscopically accurate potential energy curves are already available.
1 : a triatomic, very reactive form of oxygen that is a bluish irritating gas of pungent Odor, that is formed naturally in the atmosphere by a photochemical reaction and is a major air pollutant in the lower atmosphere, but a beneficial component of the upper atmosphere, and that is used for oxidizing, bleaching, disinfecting and deodorizing 2 : pure and refreshing air <relished the ozone of morning>
Ozone is triatomic oxygen, a naturally occurring form of oxygen made in an atmosphere by lightning and ultra-violet rays from the sun.
To date, spectra for the triatomic complexes OH(X, A)-Ne, OH(X, A)-Ar and OH(X, A)-Kr have been reported.
Merer's talk, 'Transition Metal Methylidynes: the Simplest Organometallic Molecules', illustrated how transition metals from groups 4 through 6 will react with methane to form methylidynes, a family of linear triatomic molecules of formula MCH.
Among the leading actors in this atmospheric drama is ozone, a triatomic hybrid of oxygen that is a true environmental paradox.
Slightly higher in the atmosphere, hydrogen molecules ionized by the incoming electrons combine with hydrogen atoms to become ionized triatomic hydrogen ([MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
The electricity ionizes some oxygen molecules down to oxygen atoms, which then combine with other oxygen molecules to form ozone, the triatomic form of oxygen.
The fit for monatomic through triatomic gases is exceptional, without any reliance upon traditionally accepted exceptions!
Water molecules are triatomic, with six kinetic degrees of freedom at room temperature (three translational, three rotational).
Ozone, the triatomic form of oxygen, is a colorless gas of pungent odor.
Ozone also known as triatomic oxygen and trioxygen is a naturally occurring compound consisting of three oxygen atoms.