Question #90286

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Oct 9, 2015

Elements are names classifying an Atom based upon its structure.


So this is a hard to explain but here's an analogy.

Imagine a bucket of random Lego Bricks. Every brick represents an atom and can be classified based on its characteristics. Once classified It would be an element. So maybe the blue bricks are halogens and greens are nonmetals. If you take Sulfur (Green), 8 Fluorines (blue), and stick them together you don't have Sulfur and Fluorine anymore. Now the Bricks, the atoms, fuse/bond together and you have a new brick, or now a molecule.