General Preparative Methods
The preparation of compounds will always be an important part of chemistry whether it be industrial production or the synthesis of new compounds on the research scale. Occasionally the synthesis of a new compound has an enormous impact on our progress and understanding in chemistry. Such was the case with ferrocene Fe(π-C5H5)2discovered in 1951, and xenon tetrafluoride XeF4, first prepared in 1962.
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