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Different forms of an element which exist in the same state but have different molecular or crystalline structures. Classic examples of allotropes include diamond and graphite (allotropes of carbon), red phosphorous and white phosphorous, and $\ce{O2}$ and $\ce{O3}$ (allotropes of oxygen).

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Allotropes of hydrogen

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