Ch.1 - Intro to General ChemistryWorksheetSee all chapters
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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: How do the molecules of a compound differ from the molecules of an element?

Problem

How do the molecules of a compound differ from the molecules of an element?

Elements are composed of one type of atom: (a) Atoms of an element. A diagram shows several of one type of atom in motion. (b) Molecules of an element. A diagram shows several molecules, each consisting of two of the same atom bonded together in motion. Compounds must have at least two kinds of atoms: (c) Molecules of a compound. A diagram shows several molecules, each consisting of one central atom bonded to three other atoms of a different type. (d) Mixture of elements and a compound. A diagram shows a mixture of atoms from part (a), molecules of an element from part (b), and molecules of a compound from part (c).