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orthohydrogen

[awr-thuh-hahy-druh-juh n] /ˌɔr θəˈhaɪ drə dʒən/
noun, Physics, Chemistry
1.
the form of molecular hydrogen in which the nuclei of the two hydrogen atoms contained in the molecule have spins in the same direction.
Compare parahydrogen.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; ortho- + hydrogen
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  • In an orthohydrogen molecule, both nuclei are spin up.
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orthohydrogen

/ˌɔːθəʊˈhaɪdrədʒən/
noun
1.
(chem) the form of molecular hydrogen, constituting about 75 per cent of the total at normal temperatures, in which the nuclei of the atoms spin in the same direction Compare parahydrogen
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