• SalamanderMA
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    54 months ago

    Essentially, yes.

    Whether the term “molecule” technically includes or excludes a piece of metal is a bit more tricky. I lean towards “no” more than “yes” because there are some important differences between what we generally call a “molecule” and how we think about a glassy or a crystalline solid. But I think both positions are arguable. If we are not being pedantic, then essentially yeah.