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