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What is a group of atoms joined together called?
Besides, what is it called when atoms join together?
A molecule is formed when two or more atoms join together chemically. If atoms combine that are of two or more different elements, we call that a compound. All compounds are molecules, but not all molecules are compounds. When two hydrogen atoms combine with one oxygen atom, it becomes the compound water.
Subsequently, question is, are groups or clusters of atoms held together by means of chemical bonding? Clusters of atoms held together by covalent bonds are called molecules. Compounds that exist as molecules are often called molecular compounds. It shows the actual number of atoms present in the molecule.
Also to know, how are atoms joined together?
Atoms come together to form molecules because of their electrons. Electrons can join (or bond) atoms together in two main ways. When two atoms share electrons between them, they are locked together (bonded) by that sharing. These are called covalent bonds.
What are two of the same atoms bonded together called?
Compound: two or more different atoms bonded together A molecule or a group of identical molecules. Mixture: two or more different atoms or molecules together but not joined (they're not covalently bonded). Molecule: two or more atoms(same or different) bonded together.