Noble Gases

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Kate Zeile 2D
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Noble Gases

Postby Kate Zeile 2D » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:17 pm

I know that noble gases have a completely filled outer shell and are therefore stable. However, can noble gases ever form bonds and create compounds?

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Re: Noble Gases

Postby vicenteruelos3 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:50 pm

because noble gases have very high ionization energy and very low electron affinity, they do not form chemical compounds easily. however when they are ionized or under pressure, they are able to make chemical compounds. so, yes they can make chemical compounds even tho they have a full outer shell

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Re: Noble Gases

Postby Bansi Amin 1D » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:07 pm

The noble gasses still cannot bond with each other though, correct? Even under extreme circumstances?

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Re: Noble Gases

Postby Katherine Jordak 1H » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:18 pm

They actually can bond with each other (London forces), but these bonds are temporary and very weak.

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Re: Noble Gases

Postby Jordan Foster » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:50 pm

The reason that noble gasses are hardly reactant is because they are already in the ideal form with a full valence shell. Although noble gasses can react in extreme conditions, for the most part other elements are trying to form bonds to resemble the formation of a noble gas.

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Re: Noble Gases

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:59 pm

They can react and form compounds, e.g., XeF2, XeF4, XeO4, but pay attention to the fact that these compounds are formed under quite extreme conditions. Thus, generally speaking, we still don't consider the noble gases as reactants.

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Re: Noble Gases

Postby 204918982 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:48 pm

Yes they still can form compounds, but under extreme circumstances.

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