Tellurium Te

Once called "paradoxical gold", the rare tellurium shows the appearance of a metal and the behavior of a semiconductor. The outstanding property of this element is its ability to form polyatomic cations and anions. To the article about tellurium on the Fascination Chemistry website.

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

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