ElementCompoundDefinition: element ; Pure substance that has one type of atoms.
compounds - composed of one or more elements
Distinguishing Feature ; elements - Distinguished by atomic number.
compounds ;, Different elements in a fixed ratio held together by bonds.
Ability to be broken down ; Elements Cannot be broken down.
Compounds Can be broken down into individual elements using reactions.
Types; Elements -118 elements divided by metals, metalloids, non-metals.
Compounds - Can be divided using bonds: ionic, metallic and molecular; number of compounds are endless..
Examples; Elements - aluminum, iron, copper, gold, mercury..
Compounds - CH4 (methane), H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide)
RepresentedBy ; Elements - symbols and numbers.
Compounds - Formula.