Group 8A - In order to react, they would have to be...

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Group 8A: The Noble Gases 8A 2 He 10 Ne 18 Ar 36 Kr 54 Xe 86 Rn Nonmetals Gases at room temperature monoatomic completely filled 's' and 'p' subshells large first ionization energy, but this decreases somewhat as we move down the group Rn is highly radioactive and some of its properties are unknown They are exceptionally unreactive. It was reasoned that if any of these were reactive, they would most likely be Rn, Xe or Kr where the first ionization energies were lower.
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Unformatted text preview: In order to react, they would have to be combined with an element which had a high tendency to remove electrons from other atoms. Such as fluorine. Compounds of noble gases to date: XeF 2 XeF 4 XeF 6 only one compound with Kr has been made KrF 2 No compounds observed with He, Ne, or Ar (truly inert gases)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY CHM1025 taught by Professor Laurachoudry during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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