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Is it possible to chemically bond 8 hydrogen atoms together to form an allotrope like $\ce{H8}$?

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    $\begingroup$ No, unless maybe in really extreme conditions. Why you ask? $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Sep 8 '17 at 22:18
  • $\begingroup$ I just thought of the idea, what would it create if its even possible to create... $\endgroup$ – Liam Sep 8 '17 at 22:19
  • $\begingroup$ OK, there was kinda similar thing with oxygen. It was found to exist in $\ce{O8}$ molecules under very high pressure, so maybe hydrogen also does, but AFAIK such molecules were not detected. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Sep 8 '17 at 22:37
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    $\begingroup$ The only thing I found is Chemical Bonding of New Allotropes of Hydrogen and Its Implications to Fuel Science, A. C. Angus which screams opinion article but maybe someone has the time to look into it. $\endgroup$ – Linear Christmas Sep 8 '17 at 23:18
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    $\begingroup$ @Linear Christmas they really don't seen to back up their claims in any way. Also, even their suggestions seem to imply that these allotropes would only exist in the sun. $\endgroup$ – Tyberius Sep 10 '17 at 16:54

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