Can H+ appear as stable gas or they react to form H2? Can H+ appear as stable gas or they react to form H2? Can H+ appear as stable gas or they react to form H2? Can H+ appear as stable gas or they react to form H2? thanks!
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A bare naked proton is one of the most reactive species known. Finding them in the gas phase is unlikely in terrestrial conditions. Additionally, there are some charge balance issues
However, hydrogen plasma is known to be abundant in the universe, forming the primary composition of most stars. This would be H+ ions swimming in a sea of electrons. It requires intense energy to keep this state, and without an input of heat the plasma will condense to hydrogen atoms, which will then form hydrogen gas.