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A compound in which molecules of one component are physically trapped within the crystal structure of another.
- ‘Low-density clathrate structures have been observed and modeled at below-ambient pressures and temperatures.’
- ‘However, it is unclear how much natural gas is tied up in clathrates.’
- ‘Technically they are clathrates (crystalline solids), similar to ice except that they are not of uniform molecular composition: part of their structure is provided by a ‘guest’ molecule.’
- ‘Methane hydrates are not the only clathrates that can form in the deep ocean environment.’
- ‘This creates cage structures called clathrates, which release gas on the tongue as the ice melts, producing a fizzy sensation in the mouth.’
1940s: from Latin clathratus, from clathri lattice bars from Greek klēthra.
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