Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 1 - Sections 1.1-1.8 - Exercises - Review Questions: 12

Answer

Elements cannot be broken down any further and are only comprised of one kind of atom. Compounds are made of multiple elements and can be broken down into those constituent parts.

Work Step by Step

Think of the element as a pure substance and compounds as mixtures.
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