A compound is a fluid composed of two or more ingredients, or elements that have combined chemically and will not separate by mechanical means.

It has characteristic properties different than the elements that were used to form the compound. If the fluids separate easily it’s a mixture.

Water is a compound formed from hydrogen and oxygen.

If the compound contains the element carbon, it is called an organic compound.

Compounds are defined by a formula.


  • On February 15, 2018