Definition of monatomic in English:

monatomic

Syllabification: mon·a·tom·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌmänəˈtämik
 
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(also monoatomic /ˌmonōəˈtämik/)

adjective

Chemistry
  • Consisting of one atom.
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    • Although the most common anion formed by oxygen is monatomic, oxygen can also form diatomic ions known as peroxides and superoxides (monovalent).
    • For example, aluminum, helium, and sodium are monatomic elements, or elements whose atoms can exist alone, without forming molecules.
    • Data for monatomic gases like argon and helium give exact agreement, and many diatomic gases show experimental results in close accord with the theory.

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