Is hydrogen gas a compound or element?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

Are two hydrogen atoms an element or a compound?

Two hydrogen atoms, or H2, are an element. An element can be a single atom or a molecule with two or more atoms of the same kind bound together whereas a compound is a molecule with two or more dif... Read More »

Is H2O an element or a compound?

H2O is the chemical formula for water, which is a compound. A compound is made up of elements. In this case, water is made up of two molecules of the element hydrogen and one molecule of the elemen... Read More »