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Offline padfoot89

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« on: 11/12/2005 11:26:56 »
Are inert gases really inert.If they react how do they do so rather why do they do so.

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Re: inert,really
« Reply #1 on: 22/12/2005 21:28:27 »
They don't react at all beacuase of their electron configurations. They are inert because their outter energy lvl is completely filled so they are "happy".

I don't know if u can somehow force a reaction with them? No idea abt that. You got me wondering... Anyone care to answer that? Can their be some sort of chemical reaction with Noble Gasses?  

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Re: inert,really
« Reply #2 on: 23/12/2005 09:12:31 »
Yes... there are a few reactions of noble gases. They require pretty extreme conditions.
The only one I'm sure about is XeF6 (xenon hexafluoride).

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Re: inert,really
« Reply #3 on: 24/12/2005 00:01:26 »
They also form hydrates and can be trapped inside cage like molecules but as far as I know helium has absolutely no chemistry whatsoever.

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