How are elements and atoms related?

Elements are a chemical substance made up of only one type of atom. An example of an element is carbon .

Atoms are tiny particles made of protons, neutrons and electrons.

are chemical substances which contain just one type of atom.

Example: Gold is an element. The smallest piece of gold (particle) which still has the same characteristics of a larger piece of gold is a single atom of gold. Also a gold has an atomic number of 79 so there are 79 protons in the nucleus

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