CHEMISTS MAKE FIRST-EVER COMPOUNDS OF NOBLE GASES AND URANIUM

This computer-generated model depicts a compound of the molecule CUO bonded to one argon atom. Chemists at Ohio State University and the University of Virginia created the compound -- the first ever to link uranium to argon, a so-called "noble gas." Here carbon is black, uranium is blue, oxygen is red, and argon is pale green. (Graphic courtesy of Ohio State University.)
This computer-generated model depicts a compound of the molecule CUO bonded to four argon atoms. Chemists at Ohio State University and the University of Virginia created the first-ever compounds to link uranium to argon, a so-called "noble gas." The chemists suspect that this is one possible configuration for such a compound, with four argon atoms circling the center of the CUO molecule like the spokes of a wagon wheel. Here carbon is black, uranium is blue, oxygen is red, and argon is pale green. (Graphic courtesy of Ohio State University.)


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