# What is the electronic structure of selenium? What salt would it form with chromium metal?

Sep 3, 2017

Well selenium is a chalcogen; it shares the same group, and same electronic structure as oxygen or sulfur.

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And thus if we got $C r \left(V I +\right)$, we would have $C r S {e}_{3}$, just as we have $C r {O}_{3}$ or $C r {S}_{3}$...in that oxygen, sulfur, and selenium commonly form ${E}^{2 -}$ ions........

While $C r {O}_{3}$ is certainly known, $\text{chromic selenide}$ might be rare or unknown. The Cr(II) salt, CrSe, is certainly known........