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Unformatted text preview: Note that a compound: • consists of atoms of two or more different elements bound together , • can be broken down into a simpler type of matter (elements) by chemical means (but not by physical means), • has properties that are different from its component elements, and • always contains the same ratio of its component atoms. Mixtures Microscopic view of a gaseous mixture containing two elements (argon and nitrogen) and a compound (water). Note that a mixture: • consists of two or more different elements and/or compounds physically intermingled, • can be separated into its components by physical means, and • often retains many of the properties of its components....
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