Xenon oxytetrafluoride

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Xenon oxytetrafluoride
Ball-and-stick model of xenon oxytetrafluoride
Space-filling model of xenon oxytetrafluoride
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 223.23 g/mol
Appearance colorless liquid
Density 3.17 g/cm3, liquid
Melting point −46.2 °C (−51.2 °F; 227.0 K)
Reacts with water
square pyramidal
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Xenon oxytetrafluoride (XeOF4) is an inorganic chemical compound. As are most xenon oxides, it is extremely reactive and unstable, and hydrolyses in water to give dangerously hazardous and corrosive products, including hydrogen fluoride:

In addition, some ozone and fluorine are also formed. This reaction is extremely dangerous, and xenon oxytetrafluoride should therefore be kept away from any trace of water or water vapour under all conditions.


XeOF4 reacts with H2O in a following steps:

XeO3 is a dangerous explosive, decomposing explosively to Xe and O2:

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