why is chlorine a strongly oxidising agent than iodine?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    chlorine has higher electro negativity than iodine

  • 1 decade ago

    It is more electronegative and more reactive.

    The reactivity of all Group VII elements in the periodic table decreases with increasing atomic size. Thus the reactivty of Fluorine > Chlorine > Iodine

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