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Diatomic molecules

molecule composed of only two atoms of the same or different chemical elements

Diatomic molecules are molecules made only of two atoms, of either the same or different chemical elements. Two atoms are bonded together to form a unit known as a diatomic molecule.

Examples are hydrogen (H2), nitrogen (N2) and oxygen (O2), and carbon monoxide (CO). [1]

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  1. Whitten, Kenneth W.; Davis, Raymond E.; Peck, M. Larry; Stanley, George G. (2010). Chemistry (9th ed.). Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning. pp. 337–338.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)