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Give the difference between elements and compounds.

Asked by Topperlearning User 6th February 2018, 10:52 AM
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  • 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 Expert 6th February 2018, 12:52 PM
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