What is the basic unit of any element?
The most basic unit of any element is the atom.
Every element has a specific charge as well (besides transition metals). For example:
#H#has a #+1#charge.
#Cl#has a #-1#charge.
If we want an element or a compound/solution to be stable, the charges must add up to
It's important to understand that once you change the chemical formula, you change the whole entire number or atoms in that "object".