Molecules and Atoms - Atoms
Definition: Atoms are composed of three kinds of smaller particles, called
protons, neutrons and electrons. The number of
protons, the number of neutrons and the number of electrons an
atom has determines what an element it is.
Molecules and Atoms - Definition of a Molecule
a Molecule? Definition: A molecule is the smallest amount of a chemical
substance that can exist. A molecule is capable of independent existence and can
consist of one or more atoms.
Molecules and Atoms
Only a few atoms are capable
of independent existence, therefore only a few atoms are molecules. A single
helium (symbol He) atom is capable of independent existence so Helium is a
molecule as well as an atom. A molecule may consist of atoms of a single
chemical element such as with Helium (He), or of different elements, as with
water (H2O - Hydrogen and Oxygen) which is called a compound.
Molecules and Atoms - Compounds
is a molecule that contains at least two different elements,
refer to Examples of
Compounds. The molecule is the building block of a compound,
just like the atom is the building block of the element. In
gases (like air) the molecules just fly around. In liquids (like
water - H2O) the molecules are stuck together but they can still move.
In solids (like salt -
NaCl) the molecules can only vibrate.
Molecules and Atoms -
Compounds and Molecules
Compounds and Molecules:
molecule is formed when two or more atoms join together chemically
compound is a molecule that contains at least two different
compounds are molecules, but not all molecules are compounds
Molecules and Atoms - Bonded Molecules
Bonded Molecules. Molecules are made up of atoms that
have bonded and are stuck together in a particular shape or
form. For a molecule to exist, atoms have to stick together. If
a molecule were split into smaller pieces, it would be a
Molecules and Atoms - Molecule Bonding
Bonding. Molecule Bonding happens when two atoms share
electrons. Instead of circling just one atom, the electron now
circles around two. This is called bonding and the shared
electrons are called 'bonds'.
Molecules and Atoms - Covalent Bond
bond is formed when electrons are shared between atoms.
Molecules and Atoms - Ionic Bond
bond is formed when electrons are exchanged from one atom to the
Molecules and Atoms