Why are atoms and molecules different?

1 Answer
Mar 24, 2016

Atoms and molecules are very different to each other. This can be explained as follows:-


  • Atoms are the basic unit of every substance and make everything present around us.
  • Molecules on the other hand are formed due to the combination of atoms. Therefore, we can define molecules as a group of atoms which are formed due to chemical bonds.
  • So, in short we can say that atoms are the building blocks of everything present around us but when those atoms combine with each other due to chemical bonds they become molecule .
  • Lastly, please emphasise on the fact that an atom is a single unit but a molecule is a group of atoms which are held together by a chemical bond .