What is the difference between an element and a compound?

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What is the difference between an element and a compound?

 

An element is a pure substance which cannot be decomposed into simpler substances. A compound is composed of two or more elements in variable proportions.

A compound is a pure substance which cannot be decomposed into simpler substances. An element is composed of two or more compounds in variable proportions.

An element is a pure substance which cannot be decomposed into simpler substances. A compound is composed of two or more elements in fixed proportions.

A compound is a pure substance which cannot be decomposed into simpler substances. An element is composed of two or more compounds in fixed proportions.

 

asked May 5, 2012 in General Chemistry by Gummmys ~Expert~ (1,105 points)
    

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An element is a pure substance which cannot be decomposed into simpler substances. A compound is composed of two or more elements in fixed proportions.
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