Xenon Tetroxide: Preparation and Some Properties

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Science  20 Mar 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3612, pp. 1322-1323
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3612.1322


Xenon tetroxide is a yellow solid at low temperature. It has a vapor pressure of about 25 mm-Hg at 0°C. It is unstable at room temperature. The infrared spectrum of the vapor shows it to have tetrahedral symmetry.