Definition of polyatomic in English:


Syllabification: pol·y·a·tom·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌpälēəˈtämik


  • Consisting of many atoms.
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    • By removing the free metal ions from solution, the formation of the chloride containing polyatomic ions allows the oxidation reaction to continue toward equilibrium.
    • The sum of oxidation numbers for all atoms in a polyatomic ion equals the charge on the ion, and the sum of all oxidation numbers for atoms in a neutral molecule equals zero.
    • A polyatomic molecule with bonds which are polar is not necessarily polar itself.

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