Give the difference between elements and compounds.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 6th Feb, 2018, 10:52: AM

Expert Answer:

ELEMENTS

COMPOUNDS

  • Elements are made up of one kind of atoms.
  • Compounds are made up of two or more kinds of atoms.
  • Elements cannot be broken down into simpler substances by any physical or chemical method.
  • Compounds can be broken down into simpler substances by chemical methods.
  • Elements have their own set of properties.
  • Properties of a compound differ from those of their elements.
  • Examples: Hydrogen, Oxygen
  • Examples: Water, Sodium chloride

Answered by  | 6th Feb, 2018, 12:52: PM