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Which terms are used to identify pure substances?
(1) an element and a mixture
(2) an element and a compound
(3) a solution and a mixture
(4) a solution and a compound
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Answer is: (2) an element and a compound.

Pure substance is made of only one type of atom (element) or only one type of molecule (compound), mixtures and solutions are made from two or more types of pure substances.

Elements (for example copper, iron, sulfur) and compounds (water, sodium chloride) have definite and constant composition with distinct chemical properties.

Pure substances can be separated chemically, not physically, that is difference between pure substances and mixtures.

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