Accession Number : AD0828707

Title :   THE CHEMISTRY OF RARE GASES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 66-30 Nov 67,

Corporate Author : TEMPLE UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Kirshenbaum, Abraham D. ; Grosse, Aristid D.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Three argon compounds may have been synthesized: (1) argon fluoride in quantities of 25-150 micrograms, (2) an argon-silicon tetrafluoride addition compound in microgram quantities and (3) a possible addition compound with O2F2 similar to the hydrate (Ar.6 H2O) in milligram quantities. Although some theoretical calculations indicate that an argon oxide may be stable, it was not possible to prepare any argon oxide by the methods described. The results from the plasma jet experiments showed that metastable NH2 compounds can be produced by the N2 + H2 plasma jet. The plasma jet produced a very complex emission spectra which indicated the presence of NH2 species. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RARE GASES, CHEMISTRY), (*ARGON, CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS), SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), FLUORIDES, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, SILICON COMPOUNDS, XENON, OXIDES, NITROGEN COMPOUNDS, AMIDES, MOLECULAR ENERGY LEVELS, COMPLEX COMPOUNDS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE