Give reasons :
(i) SO2 is reducing while TeO2 is an oxidizing agent.
(ii) Nitrogen does not form pentahalide.
(iii) ICl is more reactive than I2 (3)
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(i) Because stability of higher oxidation state decreases as we move down the group / S is more stable in higher (+6) oxidation state whereas Te is more stable in +4 oxidation state. (1)
(ii) Due to absence of d orbital . (1)
(iii) Because I – Cl bond is weaker than I-I bond. (1)