Differentiate between monoatomic and polyatomic molecules?
Describe the classification of molecules?
Classification of molecules:
Molecules can also be classified as monoatomic or polyatomic
A molecule that contains only one atom is called monoatomic.
Inert gases consist of monoatomic molecules such as He, Ne, Ar, kr, Rn.
Molecules that contain two or more similar or different atoms are called polyatomic molecules.
H2, O2, HCL, NH3 etc are polyatomic molecules