a) Cl>Br>I B)I>Br>Cl c)I>Cl>Br d)Br>I>Cl

a) Cl>Br>I





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AKASH GOYAL AskiitiansExpert-IITD
420 Points
12 years ago

Dear Sumukh

The oxidizing power of halogens decreases as the group is descended from Fluorine to Iodine. This is because a strong oxidizing agent attracts electrons strongly to itself and Fluorine is most able to do this because few electrons shielding the nucleus

Hence the order is F2 > Cl2 > Br2 > I2

hence option (a)


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