Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 11 - Think and Explain: 59

Answer

This is a writing exercise for the student, and answers will vary. Sample question: Which of the following always contains more than one type of atom? a. element b. molecule c. compound d. none of these The answer is "compound". Elements are composed of one type of atom (isotopes may be present, but do not have to be). Molecules can consist of covalently bonded identical atoms. Compounds, by definition, are composed of different elements that are bonded together.
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