Thursday, February 9, 2017

Helium Cracks Under Pressure

Not known for its sharing characteristics, Helium shares some electrons under extreme pressure.
Forget what you've learned - scientists just created a stable helium compound

The new frontier of chemistry.


Chemists have made a number of these 'rule-breaking' discoveries recently, with separate teams creating the world's first sample of metallic hydrogen, and a carbon molecule with six - not four - bonds last month.
Note that this is not just an hypothesis with no way to prove its validity. This was hypothesized, yes, and then validated with experimental, falsifiable but non-falsifying results. In other words, actual empirical science producing objective knowledge which is replicable by other experimental scientists.

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