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Which is called super halogen?
1. Fluroine
2. Chlorine
3. Bromine
4. Iodine

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Fluroine

Super halogen is a halogen which has high electronegativity and high reactivity. Since Fluroine​ is highly reactive, it is a super halogen.

  • Fluorine is the most electro-negative element among all other halogens.
  • The descending order of electronegativity in the halogens is F>Cl>B>I>At>Ts.
  • Electronegativity is defined as the ability of an atom in a chemical compound to attract a shared electron to itself.
  • The group number 17 is known as the Halogen group.
  • Halogen means "Salt-producing" as they produce salt when reacts with a metal.
  • The five natural halogen elements are;
    • Fluorine(F), atomic number 9.
    • Chlorine(Cl), atomic number 17.
    • Bromine(Br), atomic number 35.
    • Iodine(I), atomic number 53.
    • Astatine(At), atomic number 85.
  • Tennessine(Ts), is also a halogen element but it is artificially created. The atomic number of Ts is 117.

Thus we can conclude that Fluroine  is called super halogen.

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