Science, Tech, Math › Science Where Is Oxygen Found on the Periodic Table? Share Flipboard Email Print Science Chemistry Periodic Table Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated May 07, 2019 Locate Oxygen on the Periodic Table 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.