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Molecules vs Compunds


Anyone know what the chemical difference between the two words?

A compound contains more than one element, salts for example. A molecule is a combination of atoms, so it could be O2 for example or it could be a compound.

Isn't this the one your professor didn't know?

Donaldson Tan:
A molecule is a group of atoms joined together by covalent or coordinate bonds.

A compound is a substance made by combination of different elements via a chemical reaction.


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