Explain the following statement in your own words and give an example. The properties of the substances around us depend on the atoms and molecules that compose them.

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asked May 9, 2012 in General Chemistry by Joey33 ~Expert~ (1,216 points)

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This means that in order to determine everything about a substance, we must first study its molecular structure which can be further broken down to the molecules and atoms that compose them.

An molecule can be used as an example, For example CO molecule are not the same as CO2 molecules, because the additional oxygen atom will result in a large change of the properties of the substance.
answered May 9, 2012 by yoshi ~Expert~ (919 points)
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