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Selenium — like sulfur — is a chalkogen/member of group 16. It is heavier than sulfur, and thus more metalloid. In this regard similar to the trend in the adjacent group 17 (the halogens) where iodine has more metal-like character than the other members, or group 15 (the tetrels) with carbon; yet silicon, germanium, tin, and lead. Thus, formally, ...


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