In the following questions a statement of assertion (A) followed by a statement of reason (R) is given. Choose the correct option out of the choices given below each question.

Assertion (A) : Among halogens fluorine is the best oxidant.
Reason (R) : Fluorine is the most electronegative atom.
    (i) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
    (ii) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
    (iii) A is true but R is false.
    (iv) Both A and R are false.

Answers (1)

The answer is the option     (ii) Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

Explanation: Fluorine is considered as the best oxidant among halogens because it is the most electronegative element. There is no other element that can oxidize fluorine. Its electronegativity is 3.98, which is the highest in the periodic table. This results in good oxidant properties.

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