Molecule vs Hexatomic - What's the difference?

molecule | hexatomic |

As a noun molecule

is molecule.

As an adjective hexatomic is

(chemistry) having six atoms in each molecule.



  • (chemistry) The smallest particle of a specific element or compound that retains the chemical properties of that element or compound; two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds.
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  • A tiny amount.
  • Synonyms

    * See also * (small amount) see also .


    * atom



    Alternative forms

    * hexaatomic * hexa-atomic


  • (chemistry) Having six atoms in each molecule