Locate Group 6A on the periodic table and list the charge of the ions they tend to form.
Chalcogens are elements found in Group 16 of the periodic table of elements. This name was derived from the Greek word chalcos which means "ore formers" because the elements under this group are found in copper ores.
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Group 6A elements have 6 valence electrons. Based on the octet rule, elements under this group only need 2 more electrons to reach a stable state thus these elements tend to form anions with a charge of -2. These elements include O, S, Se, Te, and Po.
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