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Oxygen and nitrogen, for example, are gases present in air; sulfur is a solid found in large underground deposits. Bromine is the only liquid nonmetal. Note that nonmetals occur on the right side of the periodic table. (b) (c) * Nonmetals: Nitrogen, sulfur, and iodine. (a) Nitrogen, (b) sulfur, and (c) iodine are essential to all living things. Pure nitrogen, which constitutes almost 80% of air, is a gas at room temperature and does not condense to a liquid until it is cooled to -328 °F. Sulfur, a yellow solid, is found in large underground deposits in Texas and Louisiana.

Pure substances are themselves classified into two groups: those that can undergo a chemical breakdown to yield simpler substances and those that cannot. 5). Examples include hydrogen, oxygen, aluminum, gold, and sulfur. At the time this book was printed, 117 elements had been identified, and all the millions of other substances in the universe are derived from them. Any pure material that can be broken down into simpler substances by a chemical change is called a chemical compound. The term compound implies more than one (think compound fracture ).

15 Chemical change, p. 3 Chemical compound, p. 6 Chemical formula, p. 10 Chemical reaction, p. 6 Chemistry, p. 3 Element, p. 6 Gas, p. 5 3. What kinds of properties does matter have? A property is any characteristic that can be used to describe or identify something. A physical property can be seen or measured without changing the chemical identity of the substance, (that is, color, melting point). A chemical property can only be seen or measured when the substance undergoes a chemical change, such as a chemical reaction.

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