Definition of atomic volume in English:

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atomic volume


The volume occupied by one gram-atom of an element under standard conditions.
Example sentences
  • To analyze the volume of a protein molecule, it is not sufficient to take a simple sum of the atomic volumes of its atoms.
  • The amount of space remaining in each sphere is referred to as the atomic volume.
  • In each period a number of physical properties other than atomic volume also fell and rose, such as valence and melting point.

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Syllabification: a·tom·ic vol·ume

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