Chalcogens (Group 6A Elements): Definition & Properties


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The chalcogens usually gain two electrons, which means:

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1. Which of the following is a use for the chalcogens?

2. How many valence electrons do the chalcogens have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The primary focus of this quiz/worksheet will be on concepts like uses of chalcogens and valence electrons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will, more specifically, ask you about:

  • The significance of chalcogens gaining two electrons
  • A chalcogen that is a toxic metal
  • An example of a chalcogen that is vital to your survival

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about features of chalcogens
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding uses of chalcogens
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on chalcogens

Additional Learning

Study more in-depth by watching our corresponding video tutorial by the title of Chalcogens (Group 6A Elements): Definition & Properties. With the assistance of this lesson, you'll be more learned about:

  • The elements are in this group
  • What an anion is
  • Properties unique to individual chalcogens