What is a molecule containing only two atoms?

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Mar 16, 2017

Answer:

See the explanation.

Explanation:

Examples of molecules containing only two atoms are:

#"O"_2"# oxygen gas, also called dioxygen gas

#"N"_2# nitrogen gas, also called dinitrogen gas

#"Cl"_2"# chlorine gas

#"SiO"# silicon monoxide

#"I"_2"# iodine

If your question was asking what is a molecule containing only two elements, then the answer would be a binary molecule.

Examples:

#"H"_2"O"# water

#"CO"_2"# carbon dioxide

#"NO"_2"# nitrogen dioxide

#"SO"_3"# sulfur trioxide

#"HCl"# hydrogen chloride

#"H"_2"O"_2"# hydrogen peroxide