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Subject: Why don't noble gas ions easily form compounds?

Date: Thu Jun 9 16:10:03 2016
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I'm specifically thinking of the He2+ ion (alpha particle), since it is one of 
the most common noble gas ions (as far as I know) and has a massive affinity 
for electrons.  I'd think that such would cause a rather strong bond to form, 
but apparently not.  So, what stops/prevents the formation of a strong bond, or 
any bond at all?

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