Xenon Difluoride is a chemical compound with the formula XeF 2 .
Xenon Difluoride is a chemical compound with the formula XeF 2 . It was discovered in the year 1962. It is a powerful fluoridating agent. XeF 2 was considered to be a possible convenient replacement for elemental fluorine especially in addition reactions to a double bond. The oxidation state of xenon in Xenon Difluoride is +2. Xenon tetrafluoride has a negligible vapour pressure at -78° and about 3 mm-Hg at room temperature. Xenon difluoride is a hazardous chemical, reacting with water moisture to form hydrofluoric acid.
Other names – Difluoroxenon, Xenon fluoride
The structure of xenon difluoride is illustrated below.
XeF2 structure features two covalent bonds between one xenon atom and two fluorine atoms. The xenon atom also holds 3 lone pairs of electrons.
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