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Account for the Following Bi(V) is a Stronger Oxidizing Agent than Sb(V). - Chemistry

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Account for the following

Bi(V) is a stronger oxidizing agent than Sb(V).

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Solution

Because of inert pair effect +5 oxidation state is less stable in Bi than in Sb. So the Bi in +5 state will immediately get reduced  to its +3 state and thus will be a better oxidizing agent than +5 state of Sb.

Concept: Concept of Group 15 Elements
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