How do we differentiate between a #"molecular element"#, and a #"molecular compound"#? And how are these differentiated from #"non-molecular"# species?
A molecule of an element contains only the one type of atom........
The distinction between a molecular and non-molecular structure is one of the most important criteria with which to assess bonding. But here, if we have an elemental molecule, we have (to a first approx.) only the one type of atom in the molecule: viz.
A molecular compound contains AT LEAST two elements,