Two Uses of the Hydrogen Element?

Answer Hydrogen is a simple and abundant element with many uses in the fields of science, technology, industry and even food production. Though pure hydrogen cannot be found in our atmosphere, it can be p... Read More »

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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 »

Who discovered the hydrogen element?

In 1766, Henry Cavendish identified the gas produced by the reaction between acids and metals as an element. The element was later named hydrogen by Antoine Lavoisier due to its production of water... 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 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 »