Define reducing power and explain its trend in the periodic table.

Reducing power is the potential of a substance to reduce another substance. That can be either by addition or removal of hydrogen or by loss or gain of electrons. As we go down the group the reducing power increases. As the atomic size increases the pull of the nucleus on the valence electron decreases. Hence the element loses electron easily.

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