7.30 What inspired . Bartlett for carrying out reaction between and ?
Initially, he prepared a red compound of formula with the help of oxygen and . Later, he realised that the first ionisation enthalpy of molecular oxygen (1175 kJ/mol) and that of xenon (1170 kJ/mol) are almost identical and then he tried to prepare the same type of compound with Xe and . He was successful in preparing another red colour compound.