Enter the compound corresponding to X in the following equation. Remember to balance the equation.
Xe + 2F2 → X
Group 18 elements, or rare gases, are also known as noble gases. These gases are comprised of helium (from the Greek helios, sun), neon (from the Greek neos, new), argon (from the Greek argos, lazy), krypton (from the Greek kryptos,, hidden), xenon (from the Greek xenos, strange) and radon. These gases have a closed shell electron configuration of ns2np6 and therefore do not under normal circumstances react with any other elements. There are a few exceptions to this that we will address in the following questions.
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