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atomic hydrogen

noun, Chemistry
1.
hydrogen in the form of single atoms, rather than molecules, which makes it extremely reactive.
Also called active hydrogen.
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  • The atomic hydrogen reaction stores more energy per gram than any other chemical reaction known.

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  • The atomic hydrogen tanks were full, and under the ship's own power the oxygen tanks were filled and the batteries charged.

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  • The typical reddish flame of atomic hydrogen, he knew, would be instantaneously recognizable.

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  • I was wondering if we could use Wade's system of storing the atomic hydrogen in solution.

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  • They had wanted action, but they had no weapons except their invisibility and the atomic hydrogen.

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