Molecule FAQs:


Q: Is a molecule an electrically neutral group of two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds?

A: Yes.

Q: Are molecules called molecular chemistry or molecular physics?

A: Yes, and depending on whether the focus is on chemistry or physics.

Q: Is a molecule the two important factors that determine its properties?

A: Yes, and particularly its reactivity.

Q: Are molecules far too small to be seen with the naked eye?

A: Yes, but there are exceptions.

Q: Is a molecule not a fundamental entity?

A: Yes, rather, the concept of a molecule is the chemist's way of making a useful statement about the strengths of atomic-scale interactions in the world that we observe.

Q: Is a molecule often used for any gaseous particle regardless of its composition?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a molecule used for very reactive species?

A: Yes, and i.e., short-lived assemblies of electrons and nuclei, such as radicals, molecular ions, Rydberg molecules, transition states, van der Waals complexes, or systems of colliding atoms as in Bose–Einstein condensate.

Q: Are molecules the hydrogen molecule-ion?

A: Yes, and H2+, and the simplest of all the chemical bonds is the one-electron bond.

Q: Are molecules held together by either covalent bonding or ionic bonding?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a molecule often used less strictly?

A: Yes, and also being applied to polyatomic ions.

Q: Are molecules distinguished from ions by their lack of electrical charge?

A: Yes.

Q: Are molecules macromolecules or supermolecules?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a molecule inherently an operational definition?

A: Yes.