Problem: Based on the following molecular views, classify each substance as an atomic element, a molecular element, an ionic compound, or a molecular compound.

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  • atomic element → composed of atoms of the same element in a network 
  • molecular element → composed of covalent bonds between elements of the same kind
  • ionic compound → composed of metal + nonmetal
  • molecular compound →  composed of nonmetals (different elements) in a covalent bond
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Based on the following molecular views, classify each substance as an atomic element, a molecular element, an ionic compound, or a molecular compound.


Three molecular views: a, b, and c. View a is a collection of six pairs of white spheres, each pair comprised of two white spheres combined, with the pairs relatively far apart. View b is a collection of three molecules, each consisting of a central blue sphere surrounded by three smaller white spheres, each molecule is relatively far apart. View c is a collection of purple spheres packed closely together in an ordered, repeating arrangement.

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