|Topics||Compound, Electron, Element, Neutron|
A compound is a substance containing two or more different chemical elements bound together by a chemical bond. In covalent compounds, electrons are shared between atoms. In ionic compounds, one atom borrows an electron from another atom resulting in two ions (electrically charged atoms) of opposite polarities that then become bonded electrostatically.
An electron is a subatomic particle that orbits the nucleus of an atom. It carries a negative electric charge. Generally, an atom has the same number of negative electrons orbiting the nucleus as it does positive protons inside.
An element is matter than cannot be separated into different types of matter by ordinary chemical methods.
A neutron is a subatomic particle found in the nucleus of an atom. It is neutral as it carries no electric charge.