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Fluorine is a Stronger Oxidising Agent than Chlorine. Why? - Chemistry

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Fluorine is a stronger oxidising agent than chlorine. Why?

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Solution

The oxidising power of halogens decreases as we go down the group. The electrode potential of F2 is +2.87 V, while that of Cl2 is +1.36 V. This means that fluorine can be reduced more easily than chlorine. Therefore, fluorine is the strongest oxidising agent.

Concept: P - Block Group 17 Elements - Concept of Group 17 Elements
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