Definition of Binary Compound

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Definition: A binary compound is a compound made up of two elements.

Examples: Water (H2O) is a binary compound.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Definition of Binary Compound." ThoughtCo, Aug. 28, 2020, thoughtco.com/definition-of-binary-compound-604828. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2020, August 28). Definition of Binary Compound. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-binary-compound-604828 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Definition of Binary Compound." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-binary-compound-604828 (accessed June 20, 2021).