diatomic


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

diatomic

 [di″ah-tom´ik]
1. containing two atoms.

di·a·tom·ic

(dī'ă-tom'ik),
1. Denoting a compound with a molecule made up of two atoms.
2. Denoting any ion or atomic grouping composed of two atoms only.

di·a·tom·ic

(dī'ă-tom'ik)
1. Denoting a compound with a molecule made up of two atoms.
2. Denoting any ion or atomic grouping composed of two atoms only.

diatomic

1. containing two atoms.
2. dibasic.
References in periodicals archive ?
The factor of five in the numerator of Equation 1 is the number of kinetic degrees of freedom for a diatomic molecule at room temperature; in addition to the three translational degrees of freedom, diatomic molecules also have two rotational degrees of freedom.
These concentrations should decrease over time as nascent and triiodine reconfigure to form diatomic iodine.
To calculate the solubility of the diatomic gases in the multicomponent metallic systems, it is necessary to determine the activity coefficients of these gases.
of the Negev, Israel) explains the methodology behind vibrationally mediated photodissociation (VMP) through the use of theoretical and experimental models, and outlines techniques for studying diatomic molecules and radicals, triatomic molecules excluding water, water isotopologues and tetratomic molecules.
Jets spewing from the comet's nucleus contain cyanogens, a poisonous gas found in many comets and diatomic carbon.
Discovered only a year ago, the comet gains its green colour from poisonous cyanogen and diatomic carbon gases in its atmosphere.
The properties of diatomic plasma were considered to be constant and the fluid dynamic equation was included in the model.
Heavy metals as free radical generators: The molecules of diatomic oxygen in the earth atmosphere are the biggest ones to provoke reactions on the living cells.
In the stratosphere, the formation of ozone from diatomic oxygen and the decomposition of ozone to diatomic oxygen both absorb potentially harmful ultraviolet and cosmic radiation.
Here we consider the Morse interaction [2,12] which represents an approximation to vibrational motion of a diatomic molecule.
Diatomic iodine treatment for fibrocystic disease: special report of efficacy and safety results.