Write a generic Lewis structure for the elements in the oxygen family (Group 6A). Do the elements in the oxygen family tend to gain or lose electrons in chemical reactions? How many?
All the elements in the Oxygen Family are Oxygen (O), Sulfur(S), Selenium(Se), Tellurium(Te) and Polonium(Po).
All are nonmetals and having six electrons in its valence shell. So the Lewis structure is as follows,
All the elements of group 16 are tend to gain electrons in order to attain the nearest inert gas configuration.