We’re being asked to classify each given substance as an atomic element, molecular element, molecular compound, or ionic compound.
Let’s first differentiate an atomic element, molecular element, molecular compound, and ionic compound.
• Atomic Element
▪ exists anytime an element is by itself
• Molecular Element
▪ exists anytime the same type of element (nonmetals) are combined together (Example: S8)
▪ Recall the diatomic molecules: H2, N2, F2, O2, I2, Cl2, and Br2
• Covalent or Molecular Compound
Classify each substance as an atomic element, molecular element, molecular compound, or ionic compound.
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