Is #H_2# classified as an element?

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Apr 29, 2017

Answer:

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Explanation:

A chemical element is one of the hundred or so substances that CANNOT be chemically interconverted or broken down into simpler substances. Elemental hydrogen occurs as a bimolecular gas under normal conditions, i.e. #H_2#. Some chemists refer to it as #"dihydrogen"# in order to emphasize its molecularity. Apart from the Noble Gases, all the elemental gases are bimolecular: i.e. #"dihydrogen"#; #"dinitrogen"#; #X_2# etc.