Can a compound only contain one kind of atom?

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Apr 24, 2018

Answer:

No.

Explanation:

By definition a compound is composed of two or more different elements chemically bonded, which is same as saying more than one kind of atom.

Examples of compounds:

#"H"_2"O"#

#"NaCl"#

#"MgSO"_4"#

#"CH"_4"#

Examples of molecules that are not compounds but contain more than one atom, each of which is the same kind of atom. These are diatomic elements.

#"H"_2"#

#"N"_2"#

#"O"_2"#

#"F"_2"#