Is hydrogen gas a compound?

Answer According to Los Alamos National Labs, pure hydrogen "is present as the free element in the atmosphere, but only less than 1 ppm by volume." Although it does appear on the Periodic Table of Element... Read More »

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Is hydrogen a compound?

Hydrogen is an element, not a compound. A hydrogen atom has one proton and was first recognized as an element by Henry Cavendish in 1766. It is the most common and lightest element in the universe.... Read More »

Is hydrogen an element or a compound?

In chemistry an element is any substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances. Compounds, however, can be broken down (decomposed). Under these definitions, hydrogen is an element. It... Read More »

Is hydrogen a compound or an element?

Hydrogen is an element. However, hydrogen alone easily escapes the Earth's atmosphere, so almost all of the hydrogen found on Earth comes in the form of a compound, such as water, which is a hydrog... Read More »

Is hydrogen gas a compound or element?

Hydrogen is listed on the Periodic Table as a natural gas with an atomic number of one. According to Los Alamos National Labs, hydrogen in its purest form "is present as the free element in the atm... Read More »