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Does the hyponitrite molecule exist? I know the hyponitrite ion exists (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyponitrite) but what about the molecule?

I have found no reference to the molecular form on Wikipedia. But it does seem that such a molecule could at least come together through the dimerization of nitric oxide.

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  • $\begingroup$ Apparently, $\ce{NO}$ does indeed dimerize at low temperature. Plenty of references come up in a search, and this is mentioned on the Wikipedia page for nitric oxide. $\endgroup$ – Greg E. Jun 11 '14 at 18:25
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Yes, see Structural and Stablity of Nitric Oxide Dimer.

Just don't call it "hyponitrite molecule", it might get offended.

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