Elements are the simplest form of
substances, and are also considered to be pure substances that cannot be
split or broken into simpler substances. However, they are still made
up of smaller particles ‘“ which can be molecules, ions, or atoms.
Practically, an element is made up of one kind of atom. If you have
steel as an element, it means that it should only consist of steel
atoms. So, in essence, an atom is the smallest amount of an element.
When atoms combine or bind together via
a chemical means, they form molecules. When only like atoms combine,
they form elements, so technically, elements can be composed of