Problem: This image represents a particulate view of a sample of matter.Classify the sample according to its composition.

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Recall that pure substances can be classified according to its composition or what it's made of in terms of atoms

It is considered:

1. An element - if there is only one type of atom present, OR 

2. A compound  - if there are 2 or more types of atoms bonded together or more than 1 element together.  

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This image represents a particulate view of a sample of matter.

The figure shows eight chaotically arranged molecules, each consisting of a blue sphere connected to a white sphere.

Classify the sample according to its composition.

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