Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

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  • Created on: 24-03-14 15:35

Elements consist of one type of atom only

Atoms in gases often go round in pairs. A molecule witht wo atoms in it is called a diatomic molecule.

Compounds are chemically bonded

  • A compound is a substance that is made of two or more different elements which are chemically joined together 
  • For example, carbon dioxide is a compound formed from a chemical reaction. One carbon atom reacts with two oxygen atoms for form a molecule of carbon dioxide, with the formula c02
  • Its very difficult to separate the two original elements out again
  • The properties of a compound are often totally different from…

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