Define the term element.

An element is a pure substance that cannot be broken down by any physical or chemical means into simpler substances.


Elements are described as the simplest chemical compounds in which all atoms are exactly the same. As a species of atoms that have the same number of protons in their atomic nuclei, we may describe elements. Whereas the atoms of an element have the same number of protons, they may have distinct neutron numbers and therefore distinct masses.

Types of elements

The elements are arranged in the periodic table and split as either metallic or non-metallic based on their groups. Metallic is further categorized into Main Group Metals, Transition Metals, and f-block metals. These are again further divided, depending upon their properties.

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