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Chlorine can be converted into chloride ion more easily as compared to fluoride ion from fluorine.

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The negative electron gain enthalpy of chlorine (∆egH =-349kJmol-1 ) is more than that of fluorine (∆egH= -328kJmol-1 ). This means that an atom of chlorine has a greater attraction for the outside electron than in case of fluorine. Therefore, chlorine can be converted to chloride ion more readily as compared to fluorine forming fluoride ion.  

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