Based on periodic trends, which one of these elements would you expect to be most easily reduced: Ca, Sr, P, or Cl?
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To gain an electron (Reduction) you would have to be in a higher group than group 4 and lower than group 8, since group 4 has covalent bonds which share electrons, and group 1-3 lose electrons.
That rules out Strontium and Calcium.
Chlorine is in...
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