Xenon: reactions of elements
Reaction of xenon with air
Xenon does not react with air.
Reaction of xenon with water
Xenon does not react with water. It does, however, dissolve slightly to the extent of about 108.1 cm3 kg-1 at 20°C (293 K)
Reaction of xenon with the halogens
The reaction between xenon gas and fluorine, F2, at 6 atmosphere pressure in a nickel contained affords largely the tetrafluoride xenon(IV) fluoride, XeF4, but also some of the difluoride xenon(II) fluoride, XeF2, and the hexafluoride xenon(VI) fluoride, XeF6. There appears to be no reaction with the other halogens.
Xe(s) + 2F2(g) → XeF4(s)
Xe(s) + F2(g) → XeF2(s)
Xe(s) + 3F2(g) → XeF6(s)
Reaction of xenon with acids
Xenon does not react with acids.
Reaction of xenon with bases
Xenon does not react with bases.