What Family Does Oxygen Belong to?


The chemical element Oxygen belongs to the Chalcogen family. The chalcogens are chemical elements in group 16 of the periodic table. This is also known as the oxygen family. This chemical family consists of the elements oxygen, sulfur, selenium, tellurium, and polonium. Chalcogen comes from the Greek word chalkos, which means “bronze” or “ore” and the word genes meaning “born”.
1 Additional Answer
Oxygen belongs to the family of nonmetals and is a member of the chalcogen group. It has an atomic number of 8 and is a highly reactive nonmetallic period 2 element.
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