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Name Xenon Symbol Xe
atomic number 54 Atomic weight 131.30
Density @ 293 K 0.00588 g/cm3 Atomic volume 37.3 cm3/mol
Group Noble Gas discovered 1898


state (s, l, g) g
melting point 161.3 K boiling point 165 K
Heat of fusion 2.297 kJ/mol Heat of vaporization 12.636 kJ/mol
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1st ionization energy 1170.4 kJ/mole electronegativity 2.6
2nd ionization energy 2046.4 kJ/mole electron affinity kJ/mole
3rd ionization energy 3097.2 kJ/mole Specific heat 0.158 J/gK
heat atomization 0 kJ/mole atoms

Oxidation & Electrons

Shells 2,8,18,18,8 electron configuration [Kr] 4d10 5s2 5p6
minimum oxidation number 0 maximum oxidation number 8
min. common oxidation no. 0 max. common oxidation no. 6
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Appearance & Characteristics

structure fcc: face-centered cubic color colorless
uses UV-laser, hi intens lamps toxicity no
hardness mohs characteristics unreactive


reaction with air none reaction with 6M HCl none
reaction with 6M HCl none reaction with 15M HNO3 none
reaction with 6M NaOH none
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Other Forms

number of isotopes 9 hydride(s) none
oxide(s) XeO3 XeO4 chloride(s) none


ionic radius (2- ion) pm ionic radius (1- ion) pm
atomic radius 131 pm ionic radius (1+ ion) pm
ionic radius (2+ ion) pm ionic radius (3+ ion) pm
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thermal conductivity 0.01 J/m-sec-deg electrical conductivity 0 1/mohm-cm
polarizability 4 A^3


source Air rel. abund. solar system 0.672 log
abundance earth's crust -4.5 log cost, pure 120 $/100g
cost, bulk $/100g
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