Definitions for monatomicˌmɒn əˈtɒm ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monatomic, monoatomic(adj)

    of or relating to an element consisting of a single atom

    "helium and argon are monatomic gases"


  1. monatomic(Adjective)

    Of an element, consisting of a single atom in the molecule; for example: the noble gases. Note: strictly speaking, a molecule has at least two atoms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monatomic(adverb)

    consisting of, or containing, one atom; as, the molecule of mercury is monatomic

  2. Monatomic(adverb)

    having the equivalence or replacing power of an atom of hydrogen; univalent; as, the methyl radical is monatomic

  3. Origin: [Mon- + atomic.]


  1. Monatomic gas

    In physics and chemistry, monatomic is a combination of the words "mono" and "atomic," and means "single atom." It is usually applied to gases: a monatomic gas is one in which atoms are not bound to each other. All chemical elements will be monatomic in the gas phase at sufficiently high temperatures.

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