Compounds, elements, and molecules

Compounds, elements, and molecules

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Science class.

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  • Hello! My name is June and I'm going to be teaching you about elements, molecules, and compounds.
  • Whats are those things?
  • An element is a substance that can not be broken down into smaller substances. Its the smallest it gets! For example H(helium).
  • Oh! OK, well is water an element?
  • So by combining 2 elements you make a compound, a totally new substance. Well what about molecules are they some kind of seasioning?
  • No water is a compound. A compound is a substance made by combining two or more substances. An example of a compound is H2O, the fancy name for water.
  • AHHH!  I'm made of molecules! I'm going to fall apart or disintegrate into blobs that are to small to see! HELP!
  • No, no silly! Molecules are a group of atoms bonded together, representing the smallest fundamental unit of a chemical compound that can take part in a chemical reaction. An example of a molecule as an element is N2. An example of a molecule as a compound is NH3. For pitty sakes we're made of molecules!
  • Molecules can not fall apart once they form a substance. The can move around and form new substances, but once they form a human they won't disintegrate. 
  • Nerd Girl can we please just go home and mom her birthday cake?!
  • Wow look at that beauty!
  • By combinding substances look at the amazing compound we made! You were right elements, compounds, and molecules are awesome!
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