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Xenon tetrafluoride, first man-made xenon compound | by Argonne National Laboratory
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Xenon tetrafluoride, first man-made xenon compound

On Oct. 2, 1962, Argonne announced the creation of xenon tetrafluoride, the first simple compound of xenon, a noble gas widely thought to be chemically inert. The creation opened a new era for the study of chemical bonds.

 

Three Argonne chemists shared the success: John Malm, Henry Selig and Howard Claassen.

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Taken on June 10, 2010