Explain what is a compound with the help of an example.


Compounds are chemical substances made up of two or more elements that are chemically bound together in a fixed ratio. Compounds can be defined as substances consisting of 2 or more different types of elements in a fixed ratio of its atoms. When the elements combine, some individual property of the elements is lost and the newly formed compound has new properties.

Examples of compound

  • Methane (CH4) is a compound in which one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms are chemically bonded together.
  • Sodium chloride is a salt or ionic compound consisting of one sodium atom and one chlorine atom

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