IBDP Chemistry Question Analysis Topic: Chemistry - Short Questions
1) Why fluorine is a stronger oxidizing agent than chlorine?
2) Name an artificial sweetener whose use is limited to cold drinks.
1) Fluorine is more electronegative than chlorine, which enables it to more readily and powerfully capture a share pair of electrons. As a result, the couple of electrons can be readily absorbed, and reduction takes place. It is stronger than chlorine at oxidizing substances.
2) The artificial sweetener aspartame is only used in chilled beverages.
The following is the chemical composition of aspartame:
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