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Bonding to Hydrogen

The simplest molecule, made for connection

Roald Hoffmann

Acknowledgment

I am grateful to Neil Ashcroft and Vanessa Labet for making me think about something I never thought I’d be working on again, or that I could imagine there was something left to learn about. As there is.

Bibliography

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  • Labet, V., R. Hoffmann and N. W. Ashcroft. 2012. A fresh look at dense hydrogen under pressure: 3. Two competing effects and the resulting intramolecular H-H separation in solid hydrogen under pressure. Journal of Chemical Physics 136:074503.
  • Levi, P. 1984. The Periodic Table, trans. R. Rosenthal. Schocken Books: New York.
  • Saillard, J.-Y., and R. Hoffmann. 1984. C-H and H-H activation in transition metal complexes and on surfaces. Journal of the American Chemical Society 106:2006–2026.
  • Salem, L. 1987. Marvels of the Molecule (Mole´cule, la merveilleuse. English), trans. James D. Wuest. VCH: New York.





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