NEET Chemistry The p-Block Elements (XII) Questions Solved

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Fluorine does not exhibit any positive oxidation state. Why?

Since fluorine is the most electronegative element and does not have d-orbitals in its valence shell, therefore, it cannot expand its octet and hence does not show positive oxidation state (O.S.) while other halogens have d-orbitals and therefore exhibit many oxidation states.

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