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molecular is covalent, made of nonmetals. ionic is made of one metal one non metal, one positive one negative.

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A molecule is a combination of two or more atoms e.g. 2 Hydrogen atoms & 1 oxygen atom = H20/ water. An atom is a single element. Atomic structure has nothing to do with it whatsoever.

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Q: How do you classify if an element is atomic or molecular?
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oxygen is an element not a molecular compound as a molecular compounds are chemically combined and are of more then one element.

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