Compound Definition

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Sodium chloride or table salt is a well-known chemical compound.
Sodium chloride or table salt is a well-known chemical compound. undefined

Compound Definition: A compound is a chemical species that is formed when two or more atoms join together chemically, with covalent or ionic bonds.

Also Known As: molecule, though sometimes distinctions are made between the types of bonds in molecules (covalent) and compounds (ionic)

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