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Classify each pure substance as an element or a compound.(a) aluminum(b) sulfur(c)

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Problem 31Q

Problem 31P

Classify each pure substance as an element or a compound.

(a) aluminum

(b) sulfur

(c) methane

(d) acetone

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An element is a substance consisting of atoms which all have the same number of protons - i.e. the same atomic number. Elements are chemically the simplest substances and hence cannot be broken down using chemical methods.

A compound is a substance formed when two or more chemical elements are chemically bonded together. Two types of chemical bonds common in compounds are covalent bonds and ionic bonds

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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