What group is chlorine in?

1 Answer
Sep 15, 2016


Chlorine is an halogen, and is in Group #VII# ("or 17") of the Periodic Table.


The name #"halogen"# means salt forming, and certainly there are many halide salts. Elemental chlorine exists as a diatomic gas, #Cl_2#; in fact all the elemental gases, save the Noble gases are diatomic.