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

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Why is F2 a stronger oxidising agent than Cl2?

Due to low bond dissociation enthalpy and high electronegativity of Fluorine, it has strong tendency to accept electrons and thus get reduced.

F+e- F-

Therefore F2 acts as strong oxidising agent, while Cl2 is weak oxidising agent due to low electronegativity.

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