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The reducing character of hydrides of group 15 elements:


  1. Decreases from top to bottom

  2. First increases then decreases

  3. Remains same

  4. Increases from top to bottom


Solution

The correct option is D

Increases from top to bottom


The reducing character of hydrides of group 15 elements increases from top to bottom because the strength of E-H (Here E= N, P, As, Sb, or Br) bond decreases down the group due to increase in the size of central atom.

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