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Oxygen Group or Chalcogens Family of Elements
The highlighted elements belong to the oxygen family.

The highlighted elements belong to the oxygen family. These elements are called chalcogens.

Todd Helmenstine
The chalcogens family is also known as the oxygen group.
  • Group 16 or VIA
  • Oxygen Group or Chalcogens
  • 6 valence electrons
  • diverse properties, changing from nonmetallic to metallic as you move down the family
  • best known member of this group is oxygen

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