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why Xe react with F and O2

why Xe react with F and O2

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Anoopam Mishra
126 Points
7 years ago
Condition to form bond – ionisation energy should be low and electron affinity should be high.
The ionisation energy of Xenon is very high. To form bonds with other atoms, the electron affinity of the other atom should also be very high. Fluorine and Oxygen have high electron affinity and so they react with Xenon. However they too require appropriate conditions to react.

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