Definition of diatomic in English:

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diatomic

Pronunciation: /ˌdīəˈtämik/

adjective

Chemistry
Consisting of two atoms.
Example sentences
  • A covalent compound is held together by covalent bonds (a covalent bond holds two atoms together to create diatomic molecules, such as H 2 or N 2.
  • In a covalent diatomic molecule, a difference in the electronegativity of the atoms will result in a dipole moment.
  • However, many elements appear as diatomic molecules, as a result of attraction between individual atoms.

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Syllabification: di·a·tom·ic

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