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.

Locate Oxygen on the Periodic Table

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.