What is the difference between a molecule and a compound?
- Dr WLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
.. "2 or more atoms covalently bonded into 1 particle"
.. "2 or more atomics ionically bonded in a crystal lattice structure"
.. notei ionic substances are not molecular!
.. molecules containing atoms of 2 or more different elements
.. ionic substances.(ionic substances are always compounds)
.. CH4 - molecular compound
.. H2.. - molecular substance (NOT a compound)
.. CO2 - molecular compound
.. O3.. - molecular substance that is NOT a compound
.. NaCl - ionic compound
.. KBr - ionic compound
- JimLv 71 month ago
A compound is created when atoms of two different elements combine.
Oxygen (O2) is only a molecule because it is two oxygen atoms bonded.
CO2 is a compound because it is two different elements bonded.
Nitrogen (N2) is a molecule.
Water (H2O) is a compound.
Ozone (O3) is a molecule.
Sugar (C12H22O11) is a compound.
- STEVEN FLv 71 month ago
A compound consists of at least 2 different elements.
A molecule can consist of a single element.
- Roger the MoleLv 71 month ago
The same as the difference between a link and a chain.