fluorine exhibit -1 oxidation state whereas halogens exhibit +1,+3,+5 and +7.Explain

Asked by  | 2nd Aug, 2008, 11:36: PM

Expert Answer:

Fluorine exhibit -1 oxidation state whereas halogens exhibit +1,+3,+5 and +7 due to its highest electronegativity and the absence of vacant d- orbitals in its valence shell.

Answered by  | 3rd Aug, 2008, 03:42: PM

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