Why fluorine is more reactive than chlorine?

bcoz f is in 2nd period and cl in in 3rd period.............

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 bcoz F is more electro-ve than Cl

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The electronic configuration of FLUORINE is --  2,7  (only two shells)

the electronic configuration of CHLORINE is --  2,8,7  (three shells)

Thus, Fluorine has more tendency to gain electrons due to more charge with the nucleus(due to less shells), Thus it is more electronegative than Chlorine and thus it is more reactive or reacts more easily in gaining electrons from other atoms.

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wel according 2 mendeleev's periodic table f lies on2nd period and cl lies on 3rd .

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Asthe ability to gain electrons increases down a group and the chemical reactivity decreases thats why fluorine is more reactive than chlorine . also atomic size increases down a grouo so the ability to loose electron increases
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  1. For example chlorine is less reactive than fluorinebecause the outer electrons in a chlorine atom are further from the nucleus than the outer electrons in a fluorineatom. It is harder for a chlorine atom to gain an electronthan it is for a fluorine atom.
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  1. For example chlorine is less reactive than fluorine because the outer electrons in a chlorine atom are further from the nucleus than the outer electrons in a fluorine atom. It is harder for a chlorine atom to gain an electron than it is for a fluorine atom.
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Because reactivity decreases down a group. So, the element which is at the top is more reactive than 2nd element in the same group.
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because flourine has more tendency to attract e-s than CL
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Fluorine being smaller in size can hold the electron gained more easily than Chlorine.
So, Fluorine is more reactive than Chlorine
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Because florine is more electronegative than chlorine , so it can gain electron more easily than chlorine
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Florine is more reactive than chlorine because it is present in Group 2 and chlorineis present in Group 3.As the reactivity of non-metals decreases down the group.
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