How to find strength of oxidising character of an element.

Asked by vaagai2353 | 30th Jun, 2018, 10:40: PM

Expert Answer:

With the help of the periodic table, you can find the strength of oxidising character of an element by remembering its trend.
Not only oxidising power you can find elements possess other properties given below:
 

Properties

 

Across the period

(left to right)


Down the group

(top to bottom)

Atomic size

Decreases

Increases

No. of valence electrons

Increases

Remains same

Metallic character

Decreases

Increases

Non-metallic character

Increases

Decreases

Electron affinity

Increases

Decreases

Electronegativity

Increases

Decreases

Ionisation energy

Increases

Decreases

Basic nature of oxides

Decreases

Increases

Melting point

Increases from Group I to Group IV and then decreases

Decreases in Groups I and II

Decreases in Groups III and IV

Increases in Groups V to VII

Boiling point

Increases from Group I to Group IV and then decreases

Decreases in Groups I and II

Decreases in Groups III and IV

Increases in Groups V to VII

Oxidising nature

Increases

Decreases

Reducing nature

Decreases

Increases



 

 

Answered by Ramandeep | 2nd Jul, 2018, 11:43: AM