The complete hydrolysis of XeF6 and XeF4 gives XeO3
Complete hydrolysis of XeF6
XeF6 + 3H2O → XeO3+ 6HF
- XeF6 is one of the three binary fluorides formed by the xenon.
- The complete hydrolysis of XeF6 produces XeO3 which is xenon trioxide.
- This xenon trioxide is highly explosive and acts as a powerful oxidising agent in solution.
Complete hydrolysis of XeF4
6XeF4+ 12H2O → 4Xe + 2XeO3+ 24HF + 3O2
- XeF4 on partial hydrolysis produces xenon oxyfluoride (XeOF2).