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Group16 or Oxygen family

Which shows maximum catenation property ?


Sulphur  naturally occur in nature as S8​ molecule. Sulphur-Sulphur bond energy is very high.

Hence, of all the elements of the Group-16, sulphur has the largest tendency to catenation.

 Oxygen has little tendency for catenation. On moving down the group, the catenation tendency decreases from S to Po.

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