Examples of Compounds

Examples of Compounds

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Examples of Compounds - What is a Compound?

Definition of a Compound
In simple terms compounds can be described as substances that have two or more Atoms bonded together. Definition of a compound. A compound is a pure substance that contains atoms of two or more chemical elements in definite proportions that cannot be separated by physical means and are held together by chemical bonds. For additional information click Types of Compounds.

Examples of Compounds - Water
Water is a compound because it is made up of more than one element - Hydrogen and Oxygen. For example, the chemical formula for water is H2O which indicates that 2 atoms of Hydrogen combines with 1 atom of oxygen and creates the compound water.

 

Examples of Compounds - Hydrogen Peroxide
The chemical formula for the compound water is H2O indicating that 2 atoms of Hydrogen combines with 1 atom of oxygen, see Chemical Formulas. But if another oxygen atom is added a new compound called Hydrogen Peroxide will be created - H2O2 which indicates that 2 atoms of Hydrogen combines with 2 atoms of oxygen and creates the compound Hydrogen Peroxide.

Examples of Compounds - Salt
Salt is a compound because it is made up of more than one element. The chemical formula for sodium chloride (Salt) is NaCl indicating that 1 atom of sodium combines with 1 atom of chlorine.

Examples of Compounds

Examples of Compounds - Common Compounds
There are millions of compounds. The following Examples of Compounds shows some of the most common compounds and their chemical formulas or equations.

Examples of Compounds

Examples of Formulas for compounds Examples of names of
common compounds

H2O

Water

C6H12O6

Glucose
C2H6O Alcohol

 NaCl

Salt

C2H6O

Ethanol
C2H4O2 Vinegar

NH3

Ammonia

C2H4O2

Acetic Acid

C4H10

Butane

H2SO4

Sulfuric Acid

CH4

Methane

C12H22O11

Sucrose

C3H8

Propane

NaHCO3

Baking Soda

N2O

Nitrogen

C6H8O7

Citric Acid

C8H18

Octane

C10H16O

Camphor

Examples of Formulas for compounds Examples of names of
common compounds

Examples of Compounds

Examples of Compounds
The above Examples of Compounds provides details of the common Chemical Formulas.

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