Difference between Element and Compound

Element

Elements in Periodic table
  • It is a pure substance that cannot be further changed into a simpler form
  • Hydrogen, oxygen, helium etc are examples
Compound

compounds
  • Is a substance formed by the combination of two or more elements in a definite and reproducible way.

  • Water (H2O) is an example where element Hydrogen and oxygen are combined in the ratio 2:1.


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