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Given below are two statements labelled as Assertion (A) and Reason (R).
Assertion (A): Generally, interhalogen compounds are more reactive than halogens (except fluorine).
Reason (R): XX bond in interhalogens is weaker than XX bond in halogens except FF bond.
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Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
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Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A
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A is true but R is false
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A is false but R is true
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Solution

The correct option is A Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
Interhalogen compounds are more reactive than dihalogens because XX bond in interhalogens are weaker due to difference in electronegativity.

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