Monatomic



[mon-uh-tom-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈtɒm ɪk/

adjective, Chemistry.
1.
having one atom in the molecule.
2.
containing one replaceable atom or group.
3.
having a valence of one.
/ˌmɒnəˈtɒmɪk/
adjective (chem)
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

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

mon’a·tom’ic·al·ly adv.

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