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True, if it contains more than one is is not a single element but a combination of elements.

We should include one caveat: elements can have different isotopes of that element. By one definition all the isotopes are still the same "type" of atom since they all have the same number of protons even if they differ in the number of neutrons. If the number of protons differs you no longer have the same element.

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Q: Does an element contain only one type of atom . true or false?
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