monatomically

monatomic

[mon-uh-tom-ik]
adjective Chemistry.
1.
having one atom in the molecule.
2.
containing one replaceable atom or group.
3.
having a valence of one.
Also, monoatomic.


Origin:
1840–50; mon- + atomic

monatomically, adverb
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monatomic or monoatomic (ˌmɒnəˈtɒmɪk, ˌmɒnəʊəˈtɒmɪk)
 
adj
1.  (of an element) having or consisting of single atoms: argon is a monatomic gas
2.  (of a compound or molecule) having only one atom or group that can be replaced in a chemical reaction
3.  a less common word for monovalent
 
monoatomic or monoatomic
 
adj

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monatomic mon·a·tom·ic (mŏn'ə-tŏm'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Occurring as single atoms.

  2. Having one replaceable atom or radical.

  3. Univalent.


mon'a·tom'ic·al·ly adv.
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