Ionic Radon Solutions

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Science  17 Apr 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3929, pp. 362-364
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3929.362


Radon is oxidized between -195° and 25°C by chlorine fluorides, bromine fluorides, iodine heptafluoride, and NiF62- ion in hydrogen fluoride with the formation of stable solutions of radon fluoride. Electromigration studies show that the radon is present as a cation, possibly Rn2+ or RnF+, in several conducting solutions.

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