What is the difference between the molecule of an element and the molecule of a compound ? Give one
example of each.
|Molecule of an element||Molecule of a compound|
|1. It consists of two or more atoms of the same element chemically bonded together.||1. It consists of two or more atoms of different elements chemically bonded together.|
|2. Example: Bromine exists in nature as a diatomic element (Br2), wherein two bromine atoms are covalently bonded to give a molecule of bromine.||2. Example: A molecule of nitric acid, HNO3, comprises one atom of hydrogen, one atom of nitrogen and three atoms of oxygen chemically bonded together.|
Concept: Classification of Molecules
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