Selenium Se

Selenium is often described in connection with dietary supplements. In the series "What is actually ..." on our Fascination Chemistry website, we present the element selenium in an easy-to-understand way.

Oxygen group (chalcogens)

The 16th group of the periodic table is named after its first element as an oxygen group or also as a chalcogen (translated from the Greek "ore-forming"). This group includes the elements oxygen, sulfur, selenium, tellurium, radioactive polonium and artificial produced livermorium.

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to our brochure Chemistry of the Elements

published June 2019 with articles on 43 elements (7 MB, 160 pages)

Photo: Black, gray and red selenium (de: User: Tomihahndorf, Selen 1, marked as public domain, Wikimedia Commons )

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