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How can you differentiate between elements and compounds? Give two examples of each.​

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A compound contains atoms of different elements chemically combined together in a fixed ratio. An element is a pure chemical substance made of same type of atom. Compounds contain different elements in a fixed ratio arranged in a defined manner through chemical bonds. They contain only one type of molecule.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------OR-----------------------------------------------------------------Elements are represented by symbols. Compounds are substances made from atoms of different elements joined by chemical bonds. They can only be separated by a chemical reaction. Common examples are water (H2O), salt (sodium chloride, NaCl), methane (CH4).
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