Definition of triatomic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌtrīəˈtämik/


Consisting of three atoms.
Example sentences
  • A linear triatomic molecule would only be considered non-polar if it is symmetric through the central atom.
  • Electron on-off switching in mercury triatomic clusters was demonstrated from quantum beat experiments.
  • Oxygen, however, in addition to being diatomic can be found in a triatomic form called ozone.

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Syllabification: tri·a·tom·ic

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