Problem: The reaction of a metal, M, with a halogen, X2, proceeds by an exothermic reaction as indicated by this equation: M(s) + X2(g) ⟶ MX2(s). For each of the following, indicate which option will make the reaction more exothermic. Explain your answers.(e) an increasing size of the anion formed by the halogen

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The reaction of a metal, M, with a halogen, X2, proceeds by an exothermic reaction as indicated by this equation: M(s) + X2(g) ⟶ MX2(s). For each of the following, indicate which option will make the reaction more exothermic. Explain your answers.
(e) an increasing size of the anion formed by the halogen

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