Definition of polyatomic in English:

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polyatomic

Pronunciation: /pɒlɪəˈtɒmɪk/

adjective

Consisting of many atoms.
Example sentences
  • 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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