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Elements and Compounds

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You will get to learn the difference between elements and compounds. Then discover the different types of bonds that hold atoms together and the differences between them.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Understand that the properties of a compound are different from its component elements.

Everything You'll Have Covered

What compound is produced when sodium and chlorine gas are combined?

~ When sodium and chlorine gas are combined, the result is sodium chloride, otherwise known as table salt. The properties of sodium chloride are much different than the individual properties of sodium and chlorine gas.

What compound is produced when hydrogen and oxygen are combined?

~ When hydrogen and oxygen are combined, the result is water. The properties of water are much different than the individual properties of hydrogen and oxygen. The new compound is necessary for humans to sustain life, while individually, hydrogen and oxygen can be harmful.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define what chlorine, compounds, and elements are.
Course Chemistry
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary chlorine, compounds, elements