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Asked in Science, Chemistry, Earth Sciences
Why is gold an element and carbon dioxide not an element?
Gold is made up of one particle: just pure Gold. Carbon Dioxide however is made up of Carbon AND Oxygen. Carbon and Oxygen are both elements, but when they are combined in this way it is known as a compound. ...
Asked in Science, Chemistry, Elements and Compounds
Why is carbon such a unique element?
carbon compounds form the basis of all living organisms. carbon is an unique element as it is found in free form in nature. carbon with its valency 4, it can easily combine with other elements and to carbon itself. it is an essential component of all organic materials. ...
Asked in Chemistry
Which element is the main component of all organic molecules?
Carbon is the defining element of organic chemistry. However, some carbon compounds (such as the carbonate ion) can be considered inorganic. More strictly, organic molecules have carbon-hydrogen bonds. ...
Asked in Chemistry, Elements and Compounds
What is an element and a compound?
an element is something made up of only one type of thing and a compound has more for E.g granite is a compound as it is made up of two things combined but carbon is an element as it is only made out of carbon =) i think... ...
What elements can be combined with the cobalt element?
Cobalt react with oxygen, sulfur, fluorine, chlorine, carbon, nitrogen etc. ...