Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2011 08:29 pm
Is wood a compund or an element?
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raprap
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2011 08:46 pm
Lots of compounds.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2011 08:58 pm
@raprap,
A mixture, in other words.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2011 09:29 pm
Compound.
(With the understanding that compounds are made up of combined elemnts )

an element:
* consists of only one kind of atom,
* cannot be broken down into a simpler type of matter by either physical or chemical means, and
* can exist as either atoms (e.g. argon) or molecules (e.g., nitrogen).

a compound:
* consists of atoms of two or more different elements bound together,
* can be broken down into a simpler type of matter (elements) by chemical means (but not by physical means),
* has properties that are different from its component elements, and
* always contains the same ratio of its component atoms.
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2011 06:30 am
@dadpad,
Wood is not a compound. It is, as has been said, a mixture of compounds.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2011 06:53 am
@sciencechick101,
Is this a biology question?
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2011 07:06 am
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

Is this a biology question?


It's biology when you've got wood.
Francis
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2011 07:09 am
@contrex,
Like in a "wood pecker"?
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2011 08:42 am
@Francis,
Francis wrote:

Like in a "wood pecker"?


Your mastery of idiom is giving me an erection.
Ionus
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2011 08:46 am
@contrex,
Quote:
Your mastery of idiom is giving me an erection.
Are you building a tree house ? I know where you can get some wood .
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