halogen means 'Salt former'

what is halogens

The halogens are five non-metallic elements found in group 17 of the periodic table. The term "halogen" means "salt-former" and compounds containing halogens are called "salts". All halogens have 7 electrons in their outer shells, giving them an oxidation number of -1. The halogens exist, at room temperature

where are halogens found

they can be found in nature in their elemental form

what are halogens used for

they are used for boundless open textbook even though halogens and their compounds can be toxic


  • Fluorine
  • Chlorine
  • Bromine
  • Iodine
  • Astatine