Question #75956

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Nov 11, 2015

Answer:

Because the interhalogen compound and the Noble gas compound are more stable energetically than the individual elements.

Explanation:

The interhalogen anion, #ICl_2^-#, is an analogue of #I_3^-#. On the other hand #Xe# in the tetrafluoride has been been oxidized by the most potent oxidant in the Periodic Table.