An electrically neutral entity consisting of more than one atom
Rigorously, a molecule, in which
must correspond to a depression on the potential energy surface that is deep enough
to confine at least one vibrational state.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077
(Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
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