What Is The Difference Between An Element And A Compound?

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Brooklyn answered
An element cannot be broken down into further, simpler elements. A compound, however is made up of, and can be broken down into two or more elements. :)
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An element is made up of a single type of atom.  Elements are listed on the periodic table.  Examples include hydrogen (H), helium (He), carbon (C), oxygen (O), and gold (Au).  A compound consists of a single type of molecule that is made up of more than one element.  Examples include water (H2O) made up of hydrogen and oxygen, salt (NaCl) made up of sodium and chlorine, and sugar (C6H12O6) made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
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An element is a type of chemical that is made up of one kind of atom or in other words it is a kind of atom. Whereas a compound is a mixture of two or more elements that are bound by a chemical reaction.
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Elements are the simplest substances which can not be broken down into simpler substances using ordinary chemical means.

A compound is a chemical combination of two or more elements.
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Element is the substance alone, while a compound is two elements or more combined
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For example water is H2O- that is a compound. It is compounded of 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen which are both elements. Compounds are made up of multiple elements.
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An element  is a single matter present in the periodic table like helium,neon,argon etc.,
 where as the compound is the collection of elements example nacl(sodium chloride) which is salt.
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Difference between element and compound is that elements contain the same type of atoms and molecules whereas compound contains different type of atoms or molecules.
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The difference is an element is made of two or more atom and an compound in made up of two or more element

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