Elements, Compounds and Mixtures

Here you will learn about Elements,Compounds and Mixtures

What is an element ?

An element is a substance consisting of atoms which all have the same number of protons.Elements are the building blocks for all the rest of the matter in the world

Examples consist of iron, oxygen, hydrogen, gold and helium

What is a compound ?

A compound is a substance formed when two or more chemical elements are chemically bonded together.

An example of a compound is when sodium atoms and chlorine atoms are joined together with an ionic bond.

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What is a mixture

A mixture is made when two or more substances are combined, but not combined chemically

Example- Flour and sugar may be combined to form a mixture

General properties of a mixture

  • The components of a mixture can be easily separated
  • The components each keep their original properties
  • The proportion of the components is variable