Advertisements

A model of the iron sulphide crystal

See on Scoop.itPHYSICAL SCIENCES BREAK 1.0

 Water (H2O), for example, is a compound that is made up of two hydrogen atoms for every one oxygen atom. Sodium chloride (NaCl) is a compound made up of one sodium atom for every chlorine atom. An important characteristic of a compound is that it has a chemical formula, which describes the ratio in which the atoms of each element in the compound occur.

Chipa Thomas Maimela‘s insight:

Compound

A substance made up of two or more different elements that are joined together in a fixed ratio.

 

http://maimelatct.wordpress.com/

See on everythingscience.co.za

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: