Over on the right-hand side of the periodic table is a column of six elements which collectively comprise the noble gases. These elements have single-atom molecules and don’t typically interact with others the way, say, two oxygen atoms might with a hydrogen to produce a molecule of water. Instead, these nobles are content to remain on their own.
Here we are just on the other side of the holiday season. It’s that cold part of the year without the festive decorations. A new calendar offers an excuse to consider just what lies ahead, but we’re too far from Valentine’s Day to run out and buy cards and candy. That doesn’t mean we can write about the heart.