What are different types of Pure Substances

Pure Substances are of 2 types

(on the basis of their chemical combination)

 

  • Elements
  • Compounds

What are Elements

It is a substance which cannot be split into 2 or more simpler substances by chemical reactions

It is made up of only 1 type of atoms

 

Example

Oxygen (O 2 ), Nitrogen(N 2 ) , Hydrogen(H 2 ) , Helium(He), Sulphur (S 8 )

What are Compounds

They are made up of more than 1 type of atoms

 

Example

Water (H 2 O) is made up of 2 Atoms of Hydrogen and 1 Atom of Oxygen

Carbon Dioxide(CO 2 ) is made up of 1 atom of Carbon and 2 atoms of Oxygen

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