What are all elements made of?

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Dec 8, 2016


See below for explanation:


An element is a substance that is made of ONLY ONE TYPE of Atom. That means, if even one other element is added into the equation, it becomes either a compound or a mixture. For instance:

Let's take the element #Iron (Fe)#. #Iron(Fe)# is number #26# on the periodic table. What characterizes this element from anything else, is that:

#1.# The number or protons and electrons is the same.

#2.# All the atoms inside this element are exactly the same.

This sight has the basics of what an element is made of. Here's the link:

What is an Element?