Bonding in Xenon Fluorides and Halogen Fluorides

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Science  01 Feb 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3553, pp. 414
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3553.414


The bonding in rare gas fluorides is similar to that in halogen polyfluorides, and the stability of such compounds should depend primarily on the ionization potential of the central atom. This theory is consistent with findings for all known compounds of the system and yields predictions concerning other systems.