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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Identify whether while phosphorus (p4) and carbon monoxide (CO) are elements or compounds.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Carbon monoxide and white phosphorus has to be identified as elements or compounds.

Concept introduction:

Element: It is chemical species of atoms that has the same number of protons in their atomic nuclei.  Elements are chemically the simplest substance and they cannot be broken down by chemical reactions.

Compound: A compound is substance that is formed by two or more chemical elements when they are chemically bonded together.

Explanation

The white phosphorus (P4) is an element because it contains only one phosphorus atoms whereas carbon monoxide (CO

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