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The Oxygen Family

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Transcript of The Oxygen Family

The Oxygen Family
Similarities
Same number of valence electrons; 6.
All like to react with Alkaline Earth metals
Repel Alkali Metals
Are non reactant with Halogens.
Common chemical properties
Differences
They are different kinds of elements. For example: Oxygen is a gaseous nonmetal; Sulfur and Selenium are solid nonmetals; Tellurium is a solid metalloid; Polonium is a solid metal; and Livermorium is a solid metal.
2, Polonium and Livermorium are radioactive.
Livermorium is newly discovered and has no uses, unlike the others in the family.
Wide range of different physical properties.
Focus: Oxygen
Location on Periodic Table
What the elements look like, Livermorium is N/A
The Elements
Intro Video

Physical
Oxygen: Colorless, odorless, tasteless, gas.

Sulfur: Normally a pale yellow, odorless, tasteless, brittle solid.

Selenium: Gray or a red powder, solid, metalloid.

Tellurium: silvery-white, solid, brittle, shiny or glossy surface.

Polonium: Solid, silvery-white, metal

Livermorium: N/A, newly discovered

Chemical
Oxygen: Melting point- 54.36k, Boiling point 90.188k, highly reactive (because there are 6 valence electrons)

Sulfur: Melting point 388.36k, Boiling point 717.8k, it will burn with certain elements, and sulfur dioxide is strong and gives off a choking odor. Less reactive than oxygen but has a greater reaction than sulfur

Selenium: fairly reactive, When put in oxygen it burns, Melting point 494k, boiling point 958k

Tellurium: does not dissolve in water only in acid, melting point 722.66k, boiling point 1261k, fairly reactive.

Polonium: Radioactive, fairly reactive, melting point 527k, boiling point 1235k.

Livermorium: Highly Radioactive, Other info is
N/A, newly discovered
Thanks For Watching
By Jonah Hernandez & Kennedy Emmons
Works Cited:
"Chemistry: Foundations and Applications." Chemistry: Foundations and Applications. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Jan. 2015.
"Dynamic Periodic Table." Dynamic Periodic Table. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Jan. 2015.
"Oxygen." YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2015.
"Science Clarified." Oxygen Family. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Jan. 2015.
Uses
Oxygen: What every organism needs to survive; H2O and O2.
Sulfur: Gunpowder, matches, fireworks.
Selenium: Solar cells, photo cells, and is used to decolorize glass
Tellurium: Blasting Caps
Polonium: Is used in anti-static brushes to dust off photographic film
Livermorium: N/A, newly discovered, currently has no uses outside of research.
By: Jonah Hernandez & Kennedy Emmons
Oxygen
Sulfur
Selenium
Tellurium
Polonium
Livermoreium
Similarities & Differences within the family
Group number 16. It is the third to last group. The first element in the family is Oxygen then Sulfur, Selenium, Tellurium, Polonium, and Livermorium. There are six valence electrons. This family is reactive because all they need is two more valence electrons to make it complete
Physical and Chemical Properties.
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