Xenon dibromide
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Names
IUPAC name
Dibromoxenon
Other names
  • Xenon(II) bromide
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
  • Br[Xe]Br
Properties
XeBr2
Molar mass 291.10 g/mol
Thermochemistry
32.5(calculated)[1]
Related compounds
Other anions
Xenon difluoride
Xenon dichloride
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Xenon dibromide is an unstable chemical compound with the chemical formula XeBr2. It was only created by the decomposition of iodine-129:[2]

129IBr2 → XeBr2 + e

Attempts to prepare this compound by combining elemental xenon and bromine only resulted in the XeBr radical.[3] This compound is expected to be less stable than xenon difluoride and xenon dichloride. It is also expected to decompose to xenon and bromine.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Meng-Sheng Liao; Qian-Er Zhang (1998). "Chemical Bonding in XeF2, XeF4, KrF2, KrF4, RnF2, XeCl2, and XeBr2: From the Gas Phase to the Solid State". The Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 102 (52): 10647. Bibcode:1998JPCA..10210647L. doi:10.1021/jp9825516.
  2. ^ A. H. Cockett; K. C. Smith; Neil Bartlett (2013). The Chemistry of the Monatomic Gases (Ebook). Elsevier Science. p. 267. ISBN 9781483157368.
  3. ^ Shuaibov, A.K.; K. C. Smith; Neil Bartlett (2004). "A Broadband Excimer-Halogen Emitter Utilizing Xenon Bromide and Iodide". High Temperature. Springer Link. 42 (4): 645–647. doi:10.1023/B:HITE.0000039995.15986.ec. S2CID 122335160.