What are substances that cannot be broken down into simpler substances?

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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.
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What is a substance that cannot be broken down chemically into simpler substances?

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 ( Full Answer )

Can water be broken down into simpler substances?

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 ( Full Answer )

Can gas be broken down into simpler substances?

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 ( Full Answer )

Can Atoms be broken down into simpler substances?

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 ( Full Answer )

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 ( Full Answer )

Substances that cannote be broken down?

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.

Can cyanogen fluoride be broken into simpler substances?

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 ( Full Answer )

Can molecules be broken down into simpler substances?

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.

What is a substance that cannot be broken down further into simpler substances?

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 ( Full Answer )

What are substances that cannot be decomposed to any simpler substances?

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 ( Full Answer )