Xenon Tetrafluoride: Reaction with Aqueous Solutions

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Science  15 Mar 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3559, pp. 1046-1047
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3559.1046


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.