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  1. Molecules

    Molecules is a peer reviewed open access scientific journal that is published monthly by MDPI in Basel, Switzerland. It was established in March 1996. The editor-in-chief is Derek J. McPhee. The 2011 impact factor is 2.386.

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  1. molecules

    A molecule is an electrically neutral group of two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds. Molecules are distinguished from ions by their lack of electrical charge. However, in quantum physics, organic chemistry, and biochemistry, the term molecule is often used less strictly, also being applied to polyatomic ions. In the kinetic theory of gases, the term molecule is often used for any gaseous particle regardless of its composition. According to this definition, noble gas atoms are considered molecules despite being composed of a single non-bonded atom. A molecule may be homonuclear, that is, it consists of atoms of a single chemical element, as with oxygen (O2); or it may be a chemical compound composed of more than one element, as with water (H2O). Atoms and complexes connected by non-covalent bonds such as hydrogen bonds or ionic bonds are generally not considered single molecules. Molecules as components of matter are common in organic substances. They also make up most of the oceans and atmosphere. However, the majority of familiar solid substances on Earth, including most of the minerals that make up the crust, mantle, and core of the Earth, contain many chemical bonds, but are not made of identifiable molecules. Also, no typical molecule can be defined for ionic crystals and covalent crystals, although these are often composed of repeating unit cells that extend either in a plane or three-dimensionally. The theme of repeated unit-cellular-structure also holds for most condensed phases with metallic bonding, which means that solid metals are also not made of molecules. In glasses, atoms may also be held together by chemical bonds without presence of any definable molecule, but also without any of the regularity of repeating units that characterizes crystals.

    Submitted by Ragman on February 3, 2015  
  2. molecules

    Plural form of molecule.

    Different chemicals and different compounds each have a number of specific molecules and molecular structure.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of molecules in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of molecules in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of molecules in a Sentence

  1. Muriel Rukeyser:

    The world is not made of molecules, the world is made of stories.

  2. Kristine Arthur:

    Many artificial sweeteners are large molecules, which can’t be broken down and digested well.

  3. Frederic Bourgaud:

    Plants generate defense molecules naturally, we ensure they produce as many of them as possible.

  4. Frederic Bourgaud:

    Plants generate defence molecules naturally, we ensure they produce as many of them as possible.

  5. Richard Dawkings:, "The Selfish Gene":

    We are survival machines - robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.

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