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I saw a meme that was joking around about Lithium and Argon bonding (see pic below). It got me wondering: Can Lithium and Argon bond in any circumstance?

You Made Lithium React With Argon?" alt="You Made Lithium React With Argon?

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Argon is a noble gas. Meaning, it does not simply "bond" with anything. These special gasses have a VERY strong resistance to joining with other atoms. So, to answer your question, no, you can not bond Argon and Lithium under any circumstance. Anyone who says they have done so is a LiAr ;)

Also, since Lithium is highly reactive and flammable and Argon is used in neon, I would not suggest trying to combine these two without a proper location and gear.

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    $\begingroup$ I suggest taking a look at orthocresol's link in the comments to the OP, and doing a search for noble gas chemistry and compounds. There are too many compounds to name, including LiAr. $\endgroup$ – airhuff May 23 '17 at 1:19
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, as I said, it is a Noble gas so it will not simply bond, please point me out in the areas that I was misinformed on so that I can correct myself. Thanks. $\endgroup$ – Nathanael May 23 '17 at 2:45
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    $\begingroup$ @Nathanael the comment is meant to be helpful. The first lines in the abstract of the paper: "High pressure can fundamentally alter the bonding patterns of chemical elements. Its effects include stimulating elements thought to be 'inactive' to form unexpectedly stable compounds with unusual chemical and physical properties." If you take the stackexchange tour you'll see that SE is a little different than other sites. Welcome! $\endgroup$ – uhoh May 23 '17 at 3:52
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    $\begingroup$ @NilayGhosh and uhoh Thank you for your input, I forgot about pressure. I appreciate your help! :D It's nice to know when I messed up on something so I can go and relearn it! Thanks again! $\endgroup$ – Nathanael May 23 '17 at 4:28
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    $\begingroup$ @Nathanael you can avoid loss of the reputation points by deleting this answer. It's the way stackexchange works; the idea is to leave a set of questions and helpful answers for the benefit of future readers as well as for the OP (original poster) of the question. Down votes aren't towards the poster of a question or answer, they are votes on the content only, so never take them personally even when they feel like it. Theoretically we should all be working together to learn from each other and leave a nice set of Q&A's behind for future readers, and eventually for AI when it takes over ;) $\endgroup$ – uhoh May 23 '17 at 5:58

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