What are the reduction potentials of the halogens?

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Aug 31, 2017

Answer:

Because the halogens are excellent oxidants......

Explanation:

Fluorine is the most reactive element on the Periodic Table. Chlorine and bromine is also exceptionally reactive. Elemental bromine, a liquid, and iodine are also reactive species.

#X_2+2e^(-)rarr2X^-#

And in terms of standard reduction potential.....

#1/2X_2 + e^(-) rarr X^-#,

#E^@=+2.87(F); +1.36(Cl);+1.08(Br); +0.535(I)#