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Jun 22, 2017



An element is a pure substance that cannot be broken down, either physically or chemically, into other substances.

Elements can be found on the periodic table. The periodic table organizes elements in order of increasing atomic number (the number of protons present in the element).

Elements that are metals are generally towards the left of the periodic table (with the exception of hydrogen) while nonmetals are towards the right of the periodic table. Metalloids are found along the "staircase".

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