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Lesson overview:Atoms, elements and compounds

  • Define atoms, elements and compounds
  • Name compounds from word equations and formulae
  • Understand that a chemical reaction involves rearranging atoms by the making and breaking of bonds
  • Give word and symbol equations
  • Define atoms, elements and compounds
  • Name compounds from word equations and formulae
  • Understand that a chemical reaction involves rearranging atoms by the making and breaking of bonds
  • Give word and symbol equations

An element is a substance made from one type of atom. An atom is the smallest unit of matter. A compound is a substance formed by the chemical bonding of two or more elements.

Equipment Required

Periodic table