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Atomic hydrogen

hydrogen in the form of single atoms, rather than molecules, which makes it extremely reactive.
Historical Examples

The atomic hydrogen reaction stores more energy per gram than any other chemical reaction known.
The Black Star Passes John W Campbell

The atomic hydrogen tanks were full, and under the ship’s own power the oxygen tanks were filled and the batteries charged.
The Black Star Passes John W Campbell

The typical reddish flame of atomic hydrogen, he knew, would be instantaneously recognizable.
The Black Star Passes John W Campbell

I was wondering if we could use Wade’s system of storing the atomic hydrogen in solution.
The Black Star Passes John W Campbell

They had wanted action, but they had no weapons except their invisibility and the atomic hydrogen.
The Black Star Passes John W Campbell


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