Clssify the following compounds as diatomic,triatomic and polyatomic molecules : HCl,H2,H2O,NH3,CH3OH,PCl5

Diatomic molecule = HCl , H2
Triatomic molecule = H2O , 
Polyatomic molecule = NH3 , CH3OH , PCl5

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Diatomic = H2 .
Tri-atomic = HCl ,  H2O .
Polyatomic = NH3CH3OH , PCl​5.
 Why CH3OH is poison?Methanol is toxic by two mechanisms. Firstly, methanol (whether it enters the body by ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through the skin) can be fatal due to its CNS depressant properties in the same manner as ethanol poisoning. Secondly, in a process of toxication, it is metabolised to formic acid (which is present as the formate ion) via formaldehyde in a process initiated by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase in the liver. The reaction to formate proceeds completely, with no detectable formaldehyde remaining.[4] Formate is toxic because it inhibits mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase, causing the symptoms of hypoxia at the cellular level, and also causing metabolic acidosis among a variety of other metabolic disturbances.[5] Fetal tissue will not tolerate methanol. This is treated using ethanol or fomepizole.[6] Both of these drugs acts to slow down the action of alcohol dehydrogenase on methanol by means of competitive inhibition, so that it is excreted by the kidneys rather than being transformed into toxic metabolites.
 
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