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About noble gases compounds and XeO3

  1. Oct 11, 2012 #1
    First disclaimer: Xenon trioxide, while not existing naturally, can be created artificially. This question is not like "When did you stop beating your wife?" type.
    So...I read this compound is explosive. Well, a coke and mentos is also explosive. TNT is too.
    And then, I wanted to know is someone has any information of this compound, of how explosive it is, in the way of energy liberated in its decomposition.
    And, if not, I would like to know if anyone has seen any book about noble gases compounds.
    And yep, that's it for now.
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  3. Oct 12, 2012 #2


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    I think the energy released in explosion is due to reverse reaction of "Standard Formation" of Xenon Trioxide. So, probably the energy released is its standard formation enthalpy. It might be around 400 KJ/Mol.
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