I think we might be more specific:
F. A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C. A. Murillo, M. Bochmann,
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 6th ed (1999). p 824-825
(C&W is not called "The Bible" by inorganic chemists without reason
And also for example:C. E. Housecroft, A. G. Sharpe, Inorganic Chemistry 3rd ed p 663.
For you last part consider where F^- and Cl^- are in the spectrochemical series
viz a viz en