In the preparation of compounds of Xe, Bartlett had taken O2+ Pt F6- as a base
compound. This is because
(i) both O2 and Xe have same size.
(ii) both O2 and Xe have same electron gain enthalpy.
(iii) both O2 and Xe have almost same ionisation enthalpy.
(iv) both Xe and O2 are gases.
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Chemistry - Exemplar Problems
Chapter 7. The p-block elements