What is another word for molecules?

Pronunciation: [mˈɒlɪkjˌuːlz] (IPA)

Molecules are tiny units of matter that form the building blocks of all things. Synonyms for the word molecules include particles, atoms, compounds, ions, and elements. Particles refer to any small, separate pieces of matter, whereas atoms are the basic units of chemical elements. Compounds are substances made up of two or more elements bonded together, while ions are atoms or molecules that have become electrically charged by gaining or losing one or more electrons. Elements are pure substances that cannot be broken down any further using chemical means. Using these synonyms can help to describe the complex nature of matter in more detail and enable scientists to better understand the properties and behavior of molecules.

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Usage examples for Molecules

The actual molecules of our body, as I have just said, are only so much dead matter.
"The Law and the Word"
Thomas Troward
In laboratories today men are working over the problem of constructing a combination of molecules which will destroy the germ of sleeping sickness, without at the same time injuring the blood.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
Upton Sinclair
I must acknowledge to you that no one has yet seen the molecules of a body.
"In Search of a Son"
William Shepard Walsh

Famous quotes with Molecules

  • My power is the ability to control water molecules and form them into ice.
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  • You look at the floor and see the floor. I look at the floor and see molecules.
    Dan Aykroyd
  • It does not seem, however, that organic chemists were much worried about barriers to rotation in organic molecules in general at that time because there was no technique available to demonstrate the phenomenon experimentally.
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  • Better biofuels are a really big deal. That means we can precisely engineer the molecules in the fuel chain and optimize them along the way. So, if all goes well, they're going to have designer bugs in warm vats that are eating and digesting sugars to excrete better biofuels. I guess that's better living through bugs.
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  • The basic parts, the start-up molecules, can be supplied in abundance and don't have to be made by some elaborate process. That immediately makes things simpler.
    K. Eric Drexler

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