“Art has a way of confronting us, of reminding us, of engaging us, in what it means to be human, and what it means to be human is to be flawed, is to be contradictory, is to be often weak, and yet despite all of these what we would consider drawbacks, that we’re also quite beautiful. Spin is the opposite.” -Junot Diaz
“Two identical fermions cannot occupy the same state,” says the Pauli Exclusion Principle, one of the most fundamental laws of quantum physics that governs our Universe. But if that’s truly the case, then how can two hydrogen atoms bind together?
This deceptively simple question actually has a fascinating answer, and as it turns out, it holds the key to not only how they can bind together to form molecular hydrogen, but also to why you can bind no more than two hydrogens together!
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