Definition of heteroatom in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhedərōˈadəm/


An atom in the ring of a cyclic compound other than a carbon atom.
Example sentences
  • Another common reaction, useful in the formation of ring systems containing a heteroatom such as nitrogen, is the hetero-Diels-Alder reaction.
  • The heteroatoms, including the retinal, were removed.
  • It has abundant carbon-containing molecules and heteroatoms.



Pronunciation: /-əˈtämik/
Example sentences
  • Homoatomic and heteroatomic refers to the kind of atoms present in the substance.
  • The features of the distribution and composition of heteroatomic crude oil components remaining in rocks of the reservoir developed by water flooding have been revealed.
  • Reported are the first heteroatomic deltahedral Zintl ions made of elements differing by more than one group, indium or gallium and bismuth.

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Syllabification: het·er·o·at·om

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