Salts cannot be elements as two ions form them, Positive ions, i.e., Cations and negative ions, i.e., Anions.
Elements and compounds
Elements constitute the simplest chemical substances in which all the atoms are the same. Compounds are chemical substances made up of two or more chemically bound elements 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 their atoms. When the elements combine, some individual property is lost, and the newly formed compound has new properties.
- Elements are complete chemical substances that relate to a single entry in the modern periodic table. Elements consist of one kind of atoms only.
- Example of compounds includes water (H2O)
- An example of an element is the Nitrogen atom(N)