Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 10 - Chemical Quantities - 10 Assessment: 121

Answer

An atom is the smallest particle of an element that retains its identity in a chemical reaction, whereas a molecule is a group of atoms joined together by covalent bonds.

Work Step by Step

An atom is the smallest particle of an element that retains its identity in a chemical reaction, whereas a molecule is a group of atoms joined together by covalent bonds.
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