Xenon Tetrafluoride: Reaction with Aqueous Solutions

  title={Xenon Tetrafluoride: Reaction with Aqueous Solutions},
  author={Stanley M. Williamson and Charles W. Koch},
  pages={1046 - 1047}
Xenon tetrafluoride reacts with water to yield xenon, oxygen, hydrofluoric acid, and a very soluble species containing xenon. Evaporation of the solution yields a white, crystal-line substance which has been identified as xenon (VI) oxide, XeO3. 
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Xenon Tetrafluoride: Heat of Formation

Calorimetric measurements of the heat of reaction of xenon tetrafluoride with aqueous iodide solution give -60 kilocalories per mole for the standard heat of formation, or an average thermochemical

Kinetics of the reactions of xenon trioxide

The kinetics of the decomposition of xenon trioxide to xenon and oxygen in neutral aqueous solution is described by a first-order equation; moreover, the rate constants do not depend on the

Krypton Difluoride: Preparation and Handling

Krypton difluoride was prepared by irradiation of krypton and fluorine in an electron beam (1.5 Mev) at -150�C. The compound is a white crystalline solid, stable only at temperatures below about

Acid of Krypton and Its Barium Salt

A barium salt of this acid, thermally stable at room temperature, is formed by the hydrolysis of krypton tetrafluoride with a 0.35N solution of barium hydroxide at O� to 5�C in a yield of approximately 7 percent by weight.

Xenic Acid: Reduction at the Dropping-Mercury Electrode

Xenic acid is reduced at the dropping-mercury electrode in a single step to xenon at a saturated Hg2SO4-Hg reference electrode in the pH range 4.60 to 8.00.

XeF4 as a ligand for a metal ion.

This molecule is the first coordination compound in which XeF(4) acts as a ligand to a metal center and Mg(XeF)(2) and AsF(6) are simultaneously coordinated to the same metal center.

Synthesis of the missing oxide of xenon, XeO2, and its implications for Earth's missing xenon.

Raman spectroscopy and (16/18)O isotopic enrichment studies indicate that XeO(2) possesses an extended structure in which Xe(IV) is oxygen bridged to four neighboring oxygen atoms to give a local square-planar Xe O(4) geometry based on an AX( 4)E( 2) valence shell electron pair repulsion (VSEPR) arrangement.


We thank Professors R. E. Connick and D. H. Templeton for interest and encouragement