Argon, Autohypnosis, Innovation, Isomers, Noble gases, Xenon
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A study of nonexistent compounds can be a useful exercise in gaining insight into the factors that can inhibit innovation. Several reasons are suggested: lack of financial support, disinterest in preparing compounds that lack evident utility, notable synthetic challenges with inadequate rewards, inhibition by well-established contemporary knowledge, and invalid interpolations.
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Martin, Dean F. and Martin, Barbara B., "Nonexistent Compounds as a Guide to Innovation" (2014). Chemistry Faculty Publications. Paper 4.