Chlorine being the 2nd member of group 17 elements also known as the halogens have a strong electron affinity. And due to its high electronegativity and electron gain enthalpy ,it shows electron withdrawing nature.

We can refer to the following post to get in depth knowledge of the concept.

https://theunconditionalguru.in/2021/01/08/why-the-electron-affinity-or-electron-gain-enthalpy-of-chlorine-is-higher-than-fluorine-even-if-fluorine-is-most-electronegative-element/

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