Explain some properties of compounds with examples.

A compound is a pure substance made up of two or more different elements combined chemically in a fixed proportion. Example of Atoms of different elements forming a compound.

Eg: atoms of Sodium and atoms of Chlorine combine together to form Sodium Chloride (compound)

Na + Cl --> NaCl

A compound has unique properties that are distinct from the properties of its elemental constituents. One familiar chemical compound is water, a liquid that is nonflammable and does not support combustion. It is composed of two elements: hydrogen, an extremely flammable gas, and oxygen, a gas that supports combustion.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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