How are matter and elements related?
How are matter and elements related ?
Elements are the building blocks of all matter. Simply speaking; matter is used to create atoms. Atoms are used to create the elements.
It the same way that 26 letters of the Roman alphabet can be combined together to make all the words in the English language - and similarly for most other languages - elements can be combined to make compounds. Elements and compounds can form mixtures and these three types account for most normal matter.
Elements are the basic building blocks of matter how is it possible that there are hundreds of thousands of different kinds of matter when there are just 112 elements?
There are just 10 digits and they can make up an infinity of numbers. There are only 26 letters of the [Roman] alphabet, but there are hundreds of thousands of words. So this should not even be a question! Elements combine with one another to form compounds whose properties are quite unrelated to the separate elements or to other compounds formed from the same basic elements. Just think of the range of different compounds made…