Group7- oxidising power decreases down the group? WutWatch
Nuclear attraction decreases
So more difficult to gain electrons do oxidising power decreases down the group
But should it increase?
However for halogen the further down the group, the harder it is to gain an electron so less reactive further down the group?
I thought that further down group 7, the halogens lose electrons more easily so shouldn’t the oxidising power Increase rather than decrease?
So they are reduced less easily therefore oxidising power decreases. Oxidising power in terms of if they can act as an oxidising agent.