allotrope

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EtymologyEdit

Ancient Greek ἄλλος (allos, other), and τρόπος (tropos, way, manner).

NounEdit

allotrope (plural allotropes)

  1. (chemistry) Any form of an element that has a distinctly different molecular structure to another form of the same element.
    • Ozone (O3) is an allotrope of oxygen, normally O2
    • Note: Different structural forms of a compound are isomers.

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EtymologyEdit

Ancient Greek ἄλλος (allos, other), and τρόπος (tropos, way, manner).

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NounEdit

allotrope m (plural allotropes)

  1. (chemistry) allotrope.
    L’ozone est un allotrope de l’oxygène — Ozone is an allotrope of oxygen.

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allotrope (masculine and feminine, plural allotropes)

  1. (chemistry) allotropic.

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allotrope

  1. inflected form of allotrop
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