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The group 16 elements are also known as______.


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Group 16

  • The elements present in group 16 are oxygen, sulphur, selenium, tellurium, and polonium.
  • The group 16 elements are also known as chalcogens (ore-forming elements).

Reason for the name chalcogens

  • The oxide or sulfide ores can be used to extract elements present in this group.

So, the group 16 elements are also known as Chalcogens.


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