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Why Xenone (Xe) does not forms compounds such as xenone trifluoride (XeF3)and xenone pentafluoride (XeF5)?

By the promotion of one, two or three electrons from filled p-orbital to the vacant d-orbital in the valence shell, 2, 4 or 6 half filled orbitals are formed. Thus Xe can combine only with even number of fluorine and not odd.

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