The real structure of H3+ is angular

Abstract In the present communication, an attempt to clarify what is the real structure of the pivotal interstellar ion H3+ is conducted. Calculations were performed for three H3+ structures: the “traditional” equilateral triangular and linear ones, as well as an angular structure. Based on the Gθ andSθ values, it is proposed that the real (most stable) structure for H3+ is angular, and not equilateral triangular as accepted until now.

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