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Oxidising power

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Feb22-12, 03:21 AM
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Why is ClO- more oxidising than ClO4 - ? I related this to MnO4 - and MnO2

MnO4 - is more oxidising than MnO2 so ClO4- should also be more oxidising than ClO- too

Can you give me reasons to why MnO4- is more oxidising than MnO2 but ClO4- is not a stronger oxidising agent than ClO-
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Why is ClO- more oxidising than ClO4 - ? I related this to MnO4 - and MnO2

MnO4 - is more oxidising than MnO2 so ClO4- should also be more oxidising than ClO- too

Can you give me reasons to why MnO4- is more oxidising than MnO2 but ClO4- is not a stronger oxidising agent than ClO-
Your HYPOTHESIS is wrong. Such easy comparison cannot be made ! Think about it...

Cl-O-O-O-O and Cl-O

- are bonds...

Now think which one can easily be reduced... Also same thinking should take place while analyzing manganese compounds.
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Mar2-12, 01:00 PM
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Cl-O-O-O-O and Cl-O

- are bonds...
This is completely off. Please don't comment on things you have no idea about.

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Mar2-12, 01:04 PM
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Oxidising power

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MnO4 - is more oxidising than MnO2 so ClO4- should also be more oxidising than ClO- too
Mn and Cl are way too different for such a simple comparison.
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Mar2-12, 08:57 PM
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Ok can you give reasons of why clo- is more oxidising than clo4-
also why mno4- is more oxidising than mno2

Clo4- definitely has resonating structures and is more stable so less oxidising than clo-


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