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# The polarisability of the halide ions in the salts $CaX_2$ is in the order of

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;F^- < Cl^- < I^- < Br^-\\(b)\;F^- < Cl^- < Br^- < I^-\\(c)\;Cl^- < F^- < Br^- < I^-\\(d)\;I^- < F^- < Cl^- < F^-\end{array}$

$F^- < Cl^- < Br^- < I^-$
The polarisability of an anion increases with the increase in its size.
Hence (b) is the correct answer.