Talk:Xenon hexafluoride

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Shouldn't the article read 3F2(g) and not 3F6(g)??? --ELiTe185 16:18, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

It should be HF. Obviously it doesn't produce fluorine gas; I don't think anything can produce F2 except electrolysis. —Keenan Pepper 21:50, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, I understand now. --ELiTe185 16:19, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
Oh cool, looks like it is possible to prepare F2 chemically: Fluorine#Preparation. XeF6 doesn't do it though. —Keenan Pepper 21:53, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

-- Professor Konrad Seppelt is not at the University of Heidelberg, he is at the Free University of Berlin. And I would rather call him a distiguished Professor then a associate Professor —Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.52.136.95 (talk) 15:25, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Indeed. Changed this. 128.226.130.90 (talk) 22:13, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

What about XeF8 ? http://www.nature.com/nchem/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nchem.724.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.110.168.191 (talk) 10:03, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

I think that Xenon hexafluoride has "pentagon piramidal" shape. [1] Grozec (talk) 10:30, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Nickel fluoride[edit]

Does the nickel fluoride covering the reaction container have a catalytic effect on the XeFn synthesis or not? The descriptions in the articles of the different xenon fluorides are contradictory concerning this topic. --79.243.233.166 (talk) 19:08, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Enthalpy of Formation[edit]

There is a discrepancy between the enthalpy of formation reported in the literature.

The currently listed (on this wiki page) H_f is 294 kJ/mol

This article:

The enthalpies of formation of XeF6(c), XeF4(c), XeF2(c), and PF3(g) The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, Volume 4, Issue 6, November 1972, Pages 879–891

lists the H_f as ΔH_f(XeF6, g) = −(66.69 ± 0.61) kcal_th mol^−1

which is about equal to -279.031 kJ/mol

Which H_f should be used in this instance? — Preceding unsigned comment added by SolipsisticAltruist (talkcontribs) 14:15, 12 February 2014 (UTC)


Additionally, on page 497 in the book "Introduction to Modern Inorganic Chemistry, 6th edition", found here:

http://books.google.com/books?id=STxHXRR4VKIC&pg=PA497&lpg=PA497&dq=heat+of+formation+of+xenon+trioxide&source=bl&ots=EF4sIFa7SW&sig=7OHQPlzWzZDmxtUAixLuEYy_UVI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=X4f7Up2YEOazyAHwqYDACw&ved=0CG4Q6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=heat%20of%20formation%20of%20xenon%20trioxide&f=false

An exothermic heat of formation value of -335 kJ/mol is listed for XeF6.SolipsisticAltruist (talk) 14:48, 12 February 2014 (UTC)