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- n. Plural form of heteroatom.
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Many of the compounds contain oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and other heteroatoms.
The high concentrations of heteroatoms (such as N, S, O, Ni, V, and Fe) in hevay cruide oil make their removal more difficult than from lighter crude oils.
The hydrogen atom must be attached to one of the elements heteroatoms.