Is it Possible To Synthesize a Neutral Noble Gas Compound Containing a Ng[BOND]Ng Bond? A Theoretical Study of H[BOND]Ng[BOND]Ng[BOND]F (Ng=Ar, Kr, Xe)


  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.


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Marrying nobility: Quantum chemical calculations predict that the dixenon compound HXeXeF has an activation barrier for decomposition of about 11 kcal mol−1, which should be large enough to identify the molecule in a low-temperature matrix.