Problem: 1. What is the atomic number of the element located in group 16, period 2 of the periodic table?2. If a new element were discovered and it was found to form 1− ions, in which group would you place it in the periodic table?

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1. What is the atomic number of the element located in group 16, period 2 of the periodic table?

2. If a new element were discovered and it was found to form 1− ions, in which group would you place it in the periodic table?