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The stability of +6 oxidation state decreases down the group in Group 16 is due to:

Option: 1


Option: 2

Inert pair effect

Option: 3

Mesomeric effect

Option: 4

Inductive effect

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Due to inert pair effect, the stability of +6oxidation state decreases down the group as the s-electrons are unavailable for the formation of bonds because the s-orbitals held close to the nucleus and the electrons held strongly by nucleus due to maximum electrostatic force of attraction. 

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