Definition of tetratomic in English:

tetratomic

adjective

Chemistry
  • Consisting of four atoms.

    • ‘Seen here is a 2D stroboscopic history of the collision of four diatomic molecules, a tetratomic molecule, and an atom.’
    • ‘This tetratomic vapor condenses to liquid white phosphorus which freezes at 44.1°C to solid white phosphorus, a soft, waxy, colorless material.’
    • ‘What is the key difference between your various structures, in how various tetratomic molecules have different shape?’
    • ‘Solid phosphorus has a tetratomic molecule with molecular weight 123.8952 atomic mass units (amu).’
    • ‘Wide amplitude rovibrational bound state calculations in tri- and tetratomic molecules have advanced enormously in recent years.’

Pronunciation:

tetratomic

/tɛtrəˈtɒmɪk/