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Assertion :The alkali metals are strong oxidizing agents. Reason: The one electron in their valence shell is easily lost.

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Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion
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Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion
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Assertion is incorrect but Reason is correct
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Both Assertion and Reason are incorrect
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The correct option is C Assertion is incorrect but Reason is correct
The alkali metals are strong reducing agents as they can easily give away 1 electron.
One electron in their valence shell is easily lost to gain octet configuration.
Hence, alkali metals themselves are oxidised and reduces other substances.
Assertion is incorrect but Reason is correct.

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