Chemistry: A Molecular Approach Chapter 3 Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Equations

Chemistry: A Molecular Approach Chapter 3 Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Equations

Roy Kennedy Massachusetts Bay Community College Wellesley Hills, MA

Elements and Compounds

  • Elements combine together to make an almost limitless number of compounds
  • The properties of the compound are totally different from the constituent elements
  • Compounds are made of atoms held together by bonds
  • Chemical bonds are forces of attraction between atoms
  • The bonding attraction comes from attractions between protons and electrons

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