Xenon

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Joanne Kang 3I
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Xenon

Postby Joanne Kang 3I » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:38 pm

Does anyone remember what Dr. Lavelle was saying about Xenon during lecture? Thanks

Jacob Puchalski 1G
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Re: Xenon

Postby Jacob Puchalski 1G » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:51 pm

I think he mentioned something about how since xenon has a low electronegativity, its electrons are more easily distorted by atoms with stronger electronegativity, like fluorine.

AArmellini_1I
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Re: Xenon

Postby AArmellini_1I » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:04 pm

Jacob Puchalski 1G wrote:I think he mentioned something about how since xenon has a low electronegativity, its electrons are more easily distorted by atoms with stronger electronegativity, like fluorine.

Exactly! But he was careful to add that this cannot occur with some noble gases, specifically He and Ne, and only at extremely low temperatures with Ar.

Alexa Mugol 3I
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Re: Xenon

Postby Alexa Mugol 3I » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:46 pm

Jacob Puchalski 1G wrote:I think he mentioned something about how since xenon has a low electronegativity, its electrons are more easily distorted by atoms with stronger electronegativity, like fluorine.

In addition, Xe is highly polarizable since it has so many electrons, so it will be able to bond with highly electronegative atoms like F.

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Re: Xenon

Postby madijohnson_4A » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:35 pm

He was also saying that the molecular structures involving Xenon are very rare because it is a noble gas and usually won't react.


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