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Elements and compounds

Post by natttt
Posted on 2012-02-09 11:46:55
Elements are on the periodic table. If it isn"t on the periodic table then it isn"t an element. An element is a single kind of atom that is neutral.

A compound is a mix of two or more elements.


For example:
Chlorine is an element because it"s on the periodic table. Chlorine is the element with the symbol Cl. Iron is other element.

Water is not on the periodic table so it"s not an element. Water is the compound with the symbol H2O. A compound has a definite composition, for example, water is always H2O, made up of 2 hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. More examples of compounds are: oxygen (O2), Carbon Dioxide, ice cream,


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