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An electrically neutral entity consisting of more than one atom (n > 1). Rigorously, a molecule, in which n > 1 must correspond to a depression on the potential energy surface that is deep enough to confine at least one vibrational state. This tag should be applied to question about certain molecules or a class of them.

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I'm tutoring few students for Chemistry. During the course, I many times use the phrase "Out of these possibilities this one is stable. So it is formed". I get questions like, "How do the molecules … know?" Honestly I don't know. How do the molecules know the future? How do they proceed to form "Most Stable" compound? Cross Post: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/51894/how-do-the-molecules-of-reacting-compounds-proceed-to-form-most-stable-molecul …
asked Jan 20 '13 by claws