Problem: If it is a pure substance, classify it as an element or a compound. (a) Nickel is a compound: carbon monoxide is an element. (b) Nickel is an element: carbon monoxide is a compound. (c) Both are elements. (d) Both are compounds.

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If it is a pure substance, classify it as an element or a compound. 

(a) Nickel is a compound: carbon monoxide is an element. 

(b) Nickel is an element: carbon monoxide is a compound. 

(c) Both are elements. 

(d) Both are compounds.

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