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C6: Groups in the Periodic Table and Reactions

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Describe why the reactivity of the Halogens decreases as you go down

Author: Bryn Irons




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Halogens react when they gain a full outer shell They need one electron to get a full outer shell F outer shell has one shell shielding it from the nucleus so the positive attraction from the nucleus will easily attract other electrons, causing a reaction


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