Definition of chemical elements

  • Thread starter Leong
  • Start date
  • #1
382
2
Is oxygen gas a chemical element?
Is oxygen atom a chemical element?
The oxygen element in the periodic table actually refers to an oxygen atom or oxygen gas that exist naturally in our surrounding air/atmosphere?
Thanks to anyone that help and try to explain.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
dextercioby
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
Insights Author
13,002
552
Ntzntz,conceptual quaestions...:rolleyes: Open your text book & read the definition of a chemical element.See which option for [itex] O_{2} [/itex] fits the definition.

For the III-rd,u might remember the connection between Z,the element & the place in the periodic table.

Daniel.
 
  • #3
GCT
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
1,728
0
Oxygen in general is an element, oxygen gas is better referred to as a molecule. The oxygen mentioned on the periodic table refers to atom(s) of the element...
 

Related Threads on Definition of chemical elements

Replies
1
Views
7K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
685
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
20K
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
14K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
661
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
823
  • Last Post
Replies
10
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
20
Views
737
Top