Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 29 - Molecules and Solids - Questions: 5

Answer

Yes, the so-called “dihydrogen cation” should be stable.

Work Step by Step

The two positive nuclei (protons, really) share the one negatively-charged electron. The electron will hang out mostly between the two positively-charged nuclei, holding them together.
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