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Rank the following halogens in order of most reactive to least reactive: F, I, Cl, Br.

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The relative reactivity of the halogens are discussed, including a link to a diagram outlining general trends in reactivity for the periodic table.

This solution provides a relative ranking of four elements in the halogen group with respect to reactivity. A brief discussion pertaining to trends of reactivity is provided.

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The elements are ranked (from most reactive to least reactive) in the following order: F, Cl, Br, I.

The trends of reactivity for the periodic table follow a general pattern for metal and non-metal elements.

For metals, reactivity increases moving down a group ...

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