Authors: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer, Prof. Dr. med. Martina Bacharach-Buhles

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Term from chemistry. Allotropy is the ability of elements in different materials. Molecular sizes (allotropic modifications), which behave chemically and physically differently. An example is carbon, which is organized differently in soot, graphite and diamond.