element number 8
location on the periodic table
- It is found in period two meaning that it has 2 energy rings
- its found in group 16 meaning it has 6 valence electrons
- since it has six valence electrons it reacts really well with elements in group 2 and 12. because that would make 8 valence electrons and 8 is the perfect number.
Chemical Properties of Oxygen
At standard room temperature and pressure (STP), two atoms of the element bind to form oxygen, a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas with the formula O 2.