Originally posted by FabianFnas
So they just discovered a new kind of bond. But they don't understand it.
Ok, got it.
I think that is the case for now. It is a very new discovery and I'm sure a number of papers will be written about it in short order, news at 11🙂
If you think about it, you can see if a positive tries to get close to another positive, they repel. So there must be a mitigating factor, say a difference in the size of the two charges where there is a plus-plus but one plus is slightly less positive effectively than the other. I am just throwing out my thoughts on the subject, I could be totally wrong.