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When atoms of different elements join together with an attractive force to form a molecule then this type of molecule is known as?


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Diatomic molecule

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Polyatomic molecule

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Monoatomic molecule

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Molecule of a compound

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Solution

The correct option is D

Molecule of a compound


Two or more atoms of the same element combine to form a molecule of that element. Depending on the number of atoms in the molecules of elements can be classified into:

i. Polyatomic molecule - Molecules containing only one atom, example - Na, Mg and Xe.

ii. Diatomic molecule - Molecules containing two atoms of a similar element, example - H2, N2 and Cl2.

iii. Polyatomic molecule - Molecules containing more than two atoms of a similar element, example- O3.

When atoms two or more molecules join together in a fixed ratio by mass a molecule of a compound is formed.


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