Problem: If it is a pure substance, classify it as an element or a compound.a. waterb. coffeec. iced. carbon

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Recall:

  • Pure Substance → made up of one component, could either be an element or a compound
    • Element → cannot be chemically broken down into a simpler substance
    • Compound → made up of 2 or more elements
  • Mixture → made up of two or more components
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If it is a pure substance, classify it as an element or a compound.
a. water
b. coffee
c. ice
d. carbon

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