My friends at school were debating about the oxidizing power of the oxy-acids of chlorine : \(HClO_4 , HClO_3 , HClO_2\) and \( HClO \) . They claimed the following:
\(HClO_4 \) : Cl is in +7 oxidation state and hence will oxidize easily.
\(HClO_2 \) : No particular reason. Some exam paper had this as answer.
\(HClO\) : Cl is in +1 oxidation state and hence can reach octet configuration easily.
Guys , Please help.