Molecules *

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    An atom is a body which cannot be cut in two. A molecule is the smallest possible portion of a particular substance. No one has ever seen or handled a single molecule. Molecular science, therefore, is one of those branches of study which deal with things invisible and imperceptible by our senses, and which cannot be subjected to direct experiment.

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    Molecules * . Nature 8, 437–441 (1873). https://doi.org/10.1038/008437a0

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