Diatomic Molecules

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Megan Purl 1E
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Diatomic Molecules

Postby Megan Purl 1E » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:11 pm

Can someone explain what a heteronuclear diatomic molecule is?

Jonathan Tangonan 1E
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Re: Diatomic Molecules

Postby Jonathan Tangonan 1E » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:15 pm

A homonuclear diatomic molecule is a 2 atom molecule made up of the same element. A heteronuclear diatomic molecule is a molecule composed of two atoms of two different elements.

Example of a heteronuclear diatomic molecule: HF
Example of a homonuclear diatomic molecule: O2

Ashley Fallon 3C
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Re: Diatomic Molecules

Postby Ashley Fallon 3C » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:00 pm

Heteronuclear diatomic molecules are composed of two atoms of different elements, like in the case of hydrochloric acid and carbon monoxide.

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