• (British) IPA: /ˈæ.lə.tɹəʊp/

allotrope (plural allotropes)

  1. (chemistry) Any form of an element that has a distinctly different molecular structure to another form of the same element. [from 1847]
    Ozone (O3) is an allotrope of oxygen, normally O2
    Note: Different structural forms of a compound are isomers.''
Related terms Translations
  • French: allotrope
  • German: Allotrop
  • Italian: allotropo
  • Portuguese: alótropo
  • Russian: аллотро́пия
  • Spanish: alótropo

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