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Ch 15: Group 16 of the Periodic Table of Elements

About This Chapter

This comprehensive study guide chapter offers short lessons and self-assessments about the periodic table's Group 16 elements. Use any Internet-connected device to access these resources and improve your chemistry knowledge for exams, homework, projects and class assignments.

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Anyone who needs help learning or reviewing information about Group 16 of the periodic table will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about selenium, tellurium, oxygen, sulfur and the other elements that make up Group 16. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing Group 16 elements
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning chemistry (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

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  • Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Group 16 of the Periodic Table of Elements chapter exam.

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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Group 16 of the periodic table for a standard chemistry course. Topics covered include:

  • Livermorium's properties and uses
  • The everyday uses of polonium
  • Selenium's benefits, uses, properties, foods and discovery
  • The production of tellurium
  • Tellurium's discovery, uses and properties
  • Oxygen levels and formula
  • Facts about common sulfur uses
  • The toxicity and deficiency symptoms of sulfur and selenium

11 Lessons in Chapter 15: Group 16 of the Periodic Table of Elements
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Livermorium: Uses, Facts & Properties

1. Livermorium: Uses, Facts & Properties

Livermorium is a superheavy element that was made in 2000 by scientists in Dubna, Russia. This lesson explains the properties and uses of livermorium.

What is Polonium? - Facts & Uses in Everyday Life

2. What is Polonium? - Facts & Uses in Everyday Life

Sure polonium gets a bad rap, but it's just an element! This lesson will examine some polonium facts as well as a few surprising uses for this element.

Selenium: Benefits, Deficiency & Toxicity

3. Selenium: Benefits, Deficiency & Toxicity

Selenium is an essential nutrient. We will learn what makes it essential, how our body uses it, and what happens when we don't get enough or we get too much selenium.

What is Selenium? - Uses, Facts, Properties & Discovery

4. What is Selenium? - Uses, Facts, Properties & Discovery

Selenium is an element with the atomic number 34. Discovered accidentally, selenium has many properties that allow it to be used for biological and electrical purposes. This lesson explains selenium's discovery, properties, and uses in today's world.

Tellurium: Element Uses & Production

5. Tellurium: Element Uses & Production

Tellurium: the rare element with a bunch of uses from solar panels to a gas additive. This lesson will explore some of those uses and then touch on how tellurium is produced.

What is Tellurium? - Facts, Properties & Discovery

6. What is Tellurium? - Facts, Properties & Discovery

With an atomic number 52, tellurium is a metalloid named after the Latin word for Earth. This lesson explains tellurium's discovery, properties, and uses within our world today.

What is Oxygen? - Formula & Levels

7. What is Oxygen? - Formula & Levels

Breathe! You've just processed another dose of oxygen. Learn about some different forms of oxygen critical to life on Earth, particularly dioxygen and ozone.

What is Sulfur? - Definition, Facts & Uses

8. What is Sulfur? - Definition, Facts & Uses

Have you ever gotten a whiff of a bad, rotten egg odor and been told it was 'sulfuric?' Well, there's a lot more to sulfur than some smelly compounds. Read on to learn more about this element, including its definition, uses and applications.

What Is Selenium? - Benefits, Foods & Deficiency Symptoms

9. What Is Selenium? - Benefits, Foods & Deficiency Symptoms

Explore selenium: discover how the human body uses this element, and find out whether it is wise to include this as a supplement to your diet. Find facts pertaining to selenium's discovery, and learn about its industry uses as well.

Selenium: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms

10. Selenium: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms

Selenium is a trace mineral needed for proper thyroid function and other processes. Learn about conditions linked to selenium deficiency, such as Keshan disease and Kashin-Beck disease, as well as toxicity symptoms, such as hair and nail loss, in this lesson.

Sulfur Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms

11. Sulfur Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms

Sulfur is a major mineral of the body that is part of certain amino acids and helps with many bodily processes. Learn what happens if you do not get enough of the mineral through your diet and what happens, if anything, when too much is ingested in this lesson.

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