Where Is Oxygen Found on the Periodic Table?

Locate Oxygen on the Periodic Table

Oxygen's location on the periodic table of the elements.
Oxygen's location in the periodic table of the elements. Todd Helmenstine

Oxygen is the 8th element on the periodic table. It is located in period 2 and group 16. To find it, look toward the upper righthand top side of the table. Oxygen has the element symbol O.

Oxygen Is Blue as a Solid and a Liquid

Oxygen is a colorless, diatomic gas in pure form at normal temperature and pressure. However, its liquid and solid state are blue. The solid changes color as temperature is lowered and pressure is increased, eventually becoming orange, red, black, and finally metallic.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Where Is Oxygen Found on the Periodic Table?" ThoughtCo, Aug. 25, 2020, thoughtco.com/oxygen-on-the-periodic-table-608784. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2020, August 25). Where Is Oxygen Found on the Periodic Table? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/oxygen-on-the-periodic-table-608784 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Where Is Oxygen Found on the Periodic Table?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/oxygen-on-the-periodic-table-608784 (accessed April 12, 2021).