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Keywords:

  • chemical bonds;
  • dissociation reactions;
  • helium;
  • inclusion compounds;
  • reaction barriers
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No He[BOND]C bonds: A study of the dissociation reaction of the inclusion complex He§adam (depicted here) shows that according to the Pauling/IUPAC definition of a chemical bond, the complex is held together by C[BOND]C but not He[BOND]C bonds.