Fluorine Compounds of Xenon and Radon

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Science  12 Oct 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3537, pp. 136-138
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3537.136


Xenon and fluorine combine readily. Xenon tetrafluoride is a colorless crystalline material, stable at room remperature. The existence of at least one other fluoride and two oxyfluorides has been demonstrated. The heaviest "inert gas," radon, also reacts with fluorine, yielding a compound less volatile than xenon tetrafluoride.