What family on the periodic table does fluorine belong to?

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ashptink | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

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The 17th family. It's a nonmetal and it's also a halogen.

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sciencesolve | Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

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Since you may find fluorine at the upper right side of periodic table, you may call it a nonmetal, but the nonmetal class consists of two subclasses: halogens and noble gases.

You should know that fluorine is classified as a halogen and you may find fluorine as the first chemical element, in the group VII A or 17, in periodic table. You also may find in this group the following halogens: chlorine, bromine, iodine, astatine and ununseptium.

As halogen, fluorine is the most electronegative of all the rest of halogens and, like chlorine, it has a gaseous form.