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What are the difference between element and compound ?
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It are made from similar or only one type of atoms.
As it is made with only one type of atom, they are called as pure substance.
It cannot be broken or divided further.
Elements are found in smaller number as compared to molecules. Only 118 elements are known till 2021.
Elements are represented by symbols. For examples Hydrogen is denoted by ‘H’, Helium by ‘He’ and so on.
It is classified into metal, non-metals and metalloids based on their conductivity, malleability and ductility.
Examples of elements are hydrogen, sodium, potassium, copper, gold and all elements present in periodic table.
Compounds are formed by the combination of different types of elements.
It is made with two or more types of elements.
It can be broken down into its constituent elements by means of different physical & chemicals methods.
Compounds are present in huge number and are countless.
Compounds are represented by their chemical formula. For examples water is chemically written as H
O, Salt as NaCl and so on.
It is classified into molecular, ionic, covalent compounds according to their nature of bonding present between elements of the compound.
Some examples of compounds are NaCl, H
O, glucose (C
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