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Why is it incorrect to use the term “molecule of NaCl but correct to use the atm “molecule of H 2 O "? Is the term “molecule of diamond” correct? Explain.

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Interpretation:

Why it is incorrect to use molecule of NaCl but correct to use molecule of water must be explained. Molecule of diamond is correct or incorrect term must also be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Substance in which discrete molecules are present in that case molecules of the substance is present.

Explanation

When there is definite number of atoms in a substance we call it molecule.

But if the number of atoms is different then it’s not considered as atom.

For example NaCl doesn’t exist as discrete molecule rather it dissociates as Na+Cl

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