Molecule vs Pentatomic - What's the difference?

molecule | pentatomic |


As a noun molecule

is molecule.

As an adjective pentatomic is

(chemistry) having five atoms in each molecule.

molecule

Noun

  • (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 .

    Meronyms

    * atom

    pentatomic

    English

    Alternative forms

    * penta-atomic * pentaatomic

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (chemistry) Having five atoms in each molecule
  • (chemistry) Having five hydrogen atoms capable of substitution.