What are substances that cannot be broken down into simpler substances?
The simplest substance that you can obtain by ordinary means is an element.
An element is a substance than cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means.
An element is a substance than cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substances by chemical means.
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The only thing in chemistry, substance wise, that can not be broken down are elements. Mixtures can be broken down by physical means, and compounds can be broken down chemicaly
\n \nIn biology (concerning macromolecules), a polymer can be broken down into simpler substances called monomers. \n. \n. However, the general answer would be a "chemical compound".
The substance would be an element. An element is the simplest and purest form of a chemical substance. It may exist freely as an identity, or in groups of similar elements (elementary molecules), or in association with other elements (compound molecules). But breaking the element would yield the su…batomic particles that are all common to every chemical substance. \n. \n (MORE)
yes, it is can be broken down into simpler molecules and the process is called depolymerization.\n
Through the process of electrolysis water can be broken down into pure hydrogen and oxygen.\nElectrolysis involves electricity being ran through water, this splits down the water into it's component elements.\n. \nWater's chemical formula is H2O.\nThis means there are 2 hydrogen atoms for every oxy…gen atom. (MORE)
The element cannot be broken down into anything simpler, except if there is an nuclear reaction
Because 'elements' are, by definition, substances that can not be further broken down. If something can be broken into simpler substances, it is not an element.
Two methods spring to mind. 1) Cracking, which may use heat, pressure and catalysts. 2) Digestion, which generally takes place in living organisms using enzymes.
An Atom cannot be broken down in a chemical reaction. An element is a substance that cannot be broken down by chemical reactions.
Element. Known elements are represented on the Periodic Table of the Elements. You can find a list of known elements on YouTube.com in a song by Tom Leher, but we have discovered a few more since it was performed (B&W).
What is a pure substance that cannot be broken down into other substances by chemical or physical means?
it is called an element.any atom of an element is the purest for of an element. atoms consist of electrons,protonsand neutrons.
No. An element can't be broken down into a simpler substance, without changing\nits chemical nature.\n
No. An Element is an atom. An atom is the smallest particle. Atoms cannot be broken down into smaller things. Ever.
No, an element cannot be broken down into its constituents by ordinary chemical reactions. Such processes are very complicated.
It depends on the gas. If it's a pure gas--one with a single element, like oxygen or nitrogen--it's already as simple as it can get. If it's a mixture of gases, like air is, you could feed it into a gas liquification system and collect the individual pure gases as they condense. If it's a compou…nd like carbon dioxide, you need to break it down into its elements and then you can separate it out. (But in the case of CO2, one of the elements is naturally a solid so you can just scrape it off the walls of the reactor.) (MORE)
\nSince mixtures are just two or more elements not chemicley combined so that means you can separate it into an element the simpelist chemicle form.
The simple anser to this question is 'no' - an atom if the simplest unit of chemistry. Compounds are made of two or more different types of atom, for example copper carbonate is made of copper atoms linked with carbon and oxygen. Atoms build together to make molecules such as water and carbon dioxid…e: atoms gain or lose electrons in order to form ions which then hold together in ionic substances such as sodium chloride.. So the alert reader will have spotted that if atoms can gain and lose electrons then clearly they are not indivisible. Atoms are made up of three components: in the central nucleus you will find the protons, which have a positive charge, glued together by the neutrons, which don't have a charge (but do have a mass equal to that of the protons). Whizzing about around the outside of the atom you will find the electrons - the same number as you had protons, because the electrons are negatively charged and their total charge must balance the positive charge of the protons to make a neutrally charged atom. The electrons are at different distances in an arrangement of 'shells'. Once you know the arrangement of electrons you are in a position to say how that atoms will behave in relationship withother atoms, and that much knowledge gets you through school science.. Then it turns out that the protons and neutrons themselves are made up of little things called quarks, which can be called 'up' and 'down', and protons are made of two up and one down while neutrons are made of one up and two down. Now the really sneaky thing here is that this difference in 'spin' of the quarks makes the neutron weigh a tiny tiny bit less than the proton... with a bit of a jump to thinking about stars, in a star hydrogen atoms (protons) are being joined together into helium atoms (two protons + two neutrons) - so protons are being converted into neutrons - and a tiny tiny bit of mass is being lost, converted into energy. And as Einstein said e=mc 2 so if we lose a tiny tiny bit of mass we get as enormous amount of energy out, and that's what is coming out of the stars. Ancient stars went on reacting to make all the elements we have in our universe today. So the entire universe depends on the fact that some quarks are spinning the other way!! And that's why science is an extremely cool thing to know about. By the way. did you notice along the way that you are made of stardust? (MORE)
An element can not be broken down into simpler substances. Molecules can be broken down.
No, elements by definition are the simplest form of themselves unable to be easily reduced further.
Is a pure substance such as an element. Remember elements can not be broken down further by chemical or physical processes.
\n \n\n. Maybe that substance can be an alloy. \n. \n. The answer is a "chemical compound".
An element cannot be broken down into simpler substances by ordinary chemical methods as it conatins only atoms of the same substance.
You a referring to atoms, or elements. Apart from breaking down into subatomic particle like neutron, protons and electron. They cannot be reduced to simpler substances.
A chemically pure substance is a substance that cannot be separated expect by chemical means. For instance, water can be broken down by electrolysis into oxygen and hydrogen. Yet, it is still a pure substance because a chemical change must occur in order for this to happen.
A pure substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by physical or chemical means is an?
A pure substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substancesby physical or chemical means is an element. This is becauseElements can't be broken down chemically into other substancesbecause there is nothing to break them down into.
Elements normally cannot be broken down into simpler substances by ordinary chemical reactionsBut how can they?
By 'normally,' we mean 'through chemical means.' Strictly speaking, the atom (the smallest single unit of an identifiable element) is the smallest piece of something that there can be, within the field of chemistry, that is. The word atom is derived from a greek word that means 'indivisible,' becaus…e it is usually just that, indivisible. Chemistry is largely a science of how atoms and the electrons orbiting atoms behave and interact. And that's why there is always this caveat; outside the field of chemistry, nuclear reactions can break apart individual atoms and recombine them. Nuclear reactions are differentiated from chemical ones because they go beyond mere electron interactions, into the nucleus of an atom, and break apart, rearrange, and recombine the internal constituent parts of atoms, protons and neutrons. Examples could include the fusion of hydrogen into helium that powers the sun, uranium enrichment to create nuclear fuel, or radioactive decay in general. Only through nuclear reactions can one thing truly become something completely different. Within the field of chemistry, there is no 'different,' only temporary recombination. (MORE)
An unknown substance is made only of identical atoms that cannot be broken down this substance is what?
An unknown substance that is made only of identical atoms thatcannot be broken down is an element.
In Geology that is a mineral, generally that is an element, look to PERIODIC TABLE.
Elements cannot be changed into simpler substances by chemical means. To change them into simpler particles, you need nuclear means.
From a chemical point of view, as substance that cannot be broken down is an element. The view taken by physicists is different, as they are dealing with subatomic particles, which are made up of other things.
This is called a decomposition reaction, some of the more notable are as follows: NaCl --> Na + + Cl - H 2 O --> H + + OH - HCl --> H + + Cl - H 2 (SO 4 ) --> H + + H(SO 4 ) - H(SO 4 ) - --> H + + SO 4 2-
Yes, into their constiuing elements (as always): C, N, F or simple derivatives thereoff. ( But actually I doubt if there's any substance called 'cyanogen fluoride', because Cyanogen is not a positive ion but a molecule: (CN) 2 and so it cannot be 'coupled' with the negative ion F - f…luoride). (MORE)
Molecules are simply atoms bonded together, so yes, they can be broken down into atoms. Such as a water molecule, which is made from two hydrgen and one oxygen, and can be broken down into those atoms.
Not by physical means. However, chemical compounds, which are pure substances, can be broken down by chemical means.
hydrogen is the simplest element there is. you cant break hydrogen down. it is only a proton and an electron(sometimes with a neutron).
Elements cant be, unless you are talking about sub-atomic level. Substances can be broken down to elements possibly.
An element can not be broken down into a simpler chemical substance, but it can be broken down into subatomic particles: protons, electrons, and neutrons.
The conventional answer is "an element". One contributor proposed "atom"; another noted that "an atom can be broken down to its parts which include electrons, protons and neutrons. neutrinos are now the smallest substance [sic]" However, it is doubtful that protons, electrons, neutrinos, neutro…ns and the other atomic particles should be considered "substances", because they can not exist in pure volumes of visible size. Another less confident earlier contributor wrote correctly "Elements are the answer you're looking for. While they can be broken down into the atoms they're comprised of, elements are the most basic building blocks of all substances. [punctuation slightly improved]" (MORE)
What is a substance that cannot be separated or broken down into simpler substance by chemical means all atoms of an element have the same atomic number?
1. You think probable to the atoms of chemical elements. 2. Al l atoms of the same chemical element have the same atomic number.
All of the elements of the periodic table cannot be broken down into simpler substances.
Diamond is pure carbon! You can't get any simpler than that. (taking account of very small amounts of impurities that only add to its lustre and beauty!) Is that why girls love 'em? If you break it down by dissolving in say liquid oxygen it actually becomes more complex - it forms carbon dio…xide! (MORE)
If you are not concerned about atoms, electrons, neutrons, protons and other sub atomic particles, but confine to chemical substances occurring in nature or man made, the substance that cannot be broken into simpler substances is an "element" (usually enumerated in a periodic table). A chemical ele…ment cannot be decomposed into a simpler substance. Elements. They are defined as substances in their simplest form andcannot be broken down or decomposed into any simpler substances.They include all elements in the periodic table of elements. (MORE)
All substances can be broken into any other substances (or elements) by chemical or physical methods.
It depends on the liquid. As an example, bromine and mercury are elements and can not be broken down into simpler substances.
An atom is smallest particle there is and it cannot be broken down any more.
An element is a pure substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical means.
An element is a substance that is unable to be broken downchemically into another substance. A substance that can be brokendown is known as a compound. An element is a pure chemicalsubstance.
Yes, water can be split into two parts, through the process, electrolysis. Hydrogen and Oxygen are formed.
If an unknown substance cannot be broken down into simplersubstances it is made of one kind of atom and an element.
No. A pure substance is one that cannot be simplified by physicalmeans. A substance that cannot be broken down chemically to simplersubstances is an element.