Atoms, Elements + Compounds

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    • All substances are made up of atoms
    • There are about 100 different types of atom found naturally on Earth
    • Some substances are made up of only one type of atom. We call these substances elements.
    • There are only about 100 types of different elements
    • Most of the substances we come across are not pure elements - they are made up of different types of atom joined together. These are called compounds.
    • An atom is made up of a tiny central nucleus with electrons around it


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