Re: frozen xenonauts

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Fri Jul 06 2001 - 01:34:25 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> > "Michael M. Butler" wrote:
> >
> > Wrong. The rumors were about Xenon Hexafluoride. I was also wrong in that this is...
> No, that works fine Mike. I calculate the density of xenon
> hexaflouride would be, lets see, 131 + 6*19 = 245, so if XeF6
> is inert to tissues then we could pull the same gag with about
> 100 atmospheres instead of 190. Perhaps it would
> also not have the anaesthetic effect of pure xenon?

I'd expect the added F atoms would make it 'way too big, unless it hit some other sweet spot. Not sure how easy it is to
break the Fs off. E.G. a fire or spark in the environment might be bad news...

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