# What the relationship between elements and compounds?

Apr 16, 2017

#### Explanation:

If a molecule has only one type of atom it is an element. examples

${O}_{2}$ and ${S}_{8}$

If a molecule has more than one type of atom or element it is a compound

examples

$C {O}_{2}$ and ${H}_{2} O$

Elements are made of only type of atom.

Compounds are made of two or more types of atoms which means that compounds are made of two or more types of elements.