# Is h_2 consider a molecule?

1. Jun 21, 2006

### Benny

Hi, I was wondering if something like $H_2$ is considered to be a molecule. I've read through some websites and I'm still not sure. It's been a long time since I did chemistry (although I should probably remember ) so any help would be good thanks.

2. Jun 21, 2006

### Hootenanny

Staff Emeritus
Yes, H2 is a diatomic molecule; a molecule consisting of two atoms. If two or more atoms are chemically bonded, then they are considered to be a molecule.

Last edited: Jun 21, 2006
3. Jun 21, 2006

### Benny

Thanks Hootenanny.