If we try to separate the parts of material and can not,does this means that the material is an element?Explain why?
- DixonLv 76 months ago
Elements can be chemically bonded to other elements and some of these bonds might only be broken with other chemical reactions and quite complex ad hoc procedures. Basically, any chemical name you have ever heard of that refers to more than one element, such as sodium chloride, carbon dioxide or potassium sulfate, these are all made of multiple elements chemically bonded together.
- 6 months ago
If you cannot separate the parts of a material it means it is a compound. A mixture can be easily separated using physical methods such as filtration, distillation or evaporation. Meanwhile, in a compound this is not the case. An element does not have 'parts' and therefore your presumption is incorrect. An element is a 'pure substance'.
- billrussell42Lv 76 months ago
no, because some (most all) compounds cannot be separated physically because the bonds are too strong. Salt, Sodium Chloride is an example.