Talk:Polonium hydride

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Hydrogen polonide is referred to as "hydropolonic acid" in some other Wikipedia articles. On the other hand, hydrogen astatide is described to have properties rather like a metal hydride, because astatine is slightly more electropositive than hydrogen and highly polarizable, possibly resulting in the dissociation of HAt in H- and At+. Of course this is only an estimation, but if this is true for HAt, the same thing must also be true for H2Po, since polonium has an even lower electronegativity than astatine and a comparable polarizability... -- (talk) 17:38, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

This is not a forum for general discussion of the article's subject. Rask at the Wikipedia:Reference desk/Science‎. Plasmic Physics (talk) 20:56, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
What is it for then? Polonium hydride is a compound probably nobody has ever seen. Most of its properties are only estimated, either from observation of tiny amounts of H2Po, or from extrapolations. So questions of this kind are the only ones you can ask here (except indicating dangling links etc). I wanted to indicate some inconsistency between Wikipedia articles which deal with hydrogen polonide or closely related compounds... -- (talk) 14:41, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
I tend to agree with the IP here, having a rather more liberal view on what you can have on talk pages (anything related primarily to the article), and I believe this counts.
I removed the unsourced statement here that PoH2 was acidic. It's probably wrong anyway. Double sharp (talk) 15:19, 7 September 2013 (UTC)