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Representation of Elements and Compounds

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Representation of Elements and Compounds

Physical Science

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You will get to learn all about the symbols used to represent chemical elements and how they can be combined to represent compounds too. Also learn about how these elements are arranged on the Periodic Table.

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Now You Know

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

  • Between elements and compounds on the most basic level.
  • Understand the formulas for compounds.

Everything You'll Have Covered

What is an element?

~ An element is a pure substance that is made up of only one type of atom. Elements cannot be separated into simpler or different substances.

What is the difference between elements with atomic structure and elements with molecular structure?

~ Elements with atomic structure are made of atoms that are found in nature on their own. The smallest structure of this element is an atom. Elements with molecular structure are made of atoms that are found in nature in multi-atom groups.

What are some examples of elements with molecular structure?

~ Oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and iodine are all examples of elements with molecular structure.

What are compounds?

` Compounds are substances that are created when two or more different elements are combined together at specific ratios.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define the following terms: atom, compound, and element.
Course Physical Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary atom, compound, element