Xenon and fluorine were mixed in a 1:1 ratio by volume and sealed in a vessel attached to a barometer. After some time, crystals were found to have formed on the walls of the vessel and the barometer showed that the pressure had dropped to 70% of the original pressure. Analysis of the gases remaining indicated 4 parts xenon to 3 parts fluorine. Construct a balanced equation for the reaction. Assume constant temperature throughout.
Equal volumes of gas at same temperature and pressure have the same number of molecules, thus I deduce that the mole ratio of the 2 gases initially is 1:1. Since $pV = nRT$ then the number of moles of the two gases combined would be 70% of the total number of moles of the 2 gases at the start of the experiment.
I am unsure of how to proceed from here.