Nov. 16, 1933
The 70 mm of xenon was the pressure in mm of mercury, the volume of the system being 300 or 400 cc. Hence there was
plenty of xenon present. Yost should have mentioned the volume. We still have the
xenon, but Yost would like to make another try at preparing a compound (unless you
want the xenon returned soon). I still think XF6 should be stable.
I wish to offer my congratulations and best wishes on the impending event. We are
still satisfied with three little roughnecks.
My work is going on as usual. We are doing a good bit of electron diffraction work.
If you prepare any new or unusual compounds, I hope you will remember that we are
on the lookout for substances to study with x-rays or electrons.
I hope to be able to stop at Purdue sometime. At present I have no plans for a trip
East, expect possibly to the Nat. Acad. next April.