Compounds and mixturesPrint
Can you recognise elements, compounds and mixtures?
An element contains just one type of atom.
A compound contains two or more types of atom joined together.
A mixture contains two or more different substances that are not joined together.
The different substances in a mixture can be elements or compounds.
The table shows some examples.
|Pure compound||carbon dioxide|
|Mixture of elements||oxygen and helium|
|Mixture of compounds||alcohol and water|
|Mixture of elements and compounds||air|
Notice that the different substances in a mixture can be single atoms, molecules of elements or molecules of compounds.
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