# The halogens often form salts. In which group of the Periodic Table are the halogens found?

$\text{Group VII}$ or $\text{Group 17} \ldots . .$
And in fact the very name $\text{halogen}$ means $\text{salt-former}$. The halogens are typically diatomic molecules that are reduced to form negative ions, which form salts with positively charged metal ions, i.e. $N {a}^{+} C {l}^{-}$, $C {a}^{2 +} {F}_{2}^{-}$, $A {l}^{3 +} C {l}_{3}^{-}$........