A stable argon compound

  title={A stable argon compound},
  author={L. Khriachtchev and M. Pettersson and N. Runeberg and J. Lundell and M. R{\"a}s{\"a}nen},
The noble gases have a particularly stable electronic configuration, comprising fully filled s and p valence orbitals. This makes these elements relatively non-reactive, and they exist at room temperature as monatomic gases. Pauling predicted in 1933 that the heavier noble gases, whose valence electrons are screened by core electrons and thus less strongly bound, could form stable molecules. This prediction was verified in 1962 by the preparation of xenon hexafluoroplatinate, XePtF6, the first… Expand
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  • T. K. Ghanty
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The Journal of chemical physics
  • 2005
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