How to Pronounce compound?

Correct pronunciation for the word "compound" is [kˈɒmpa͡ʊnd], [kˈɒmpa‍ʊnd], [k_ˈɒ_m_p_aʊ_n_d].

"Compound" in context

A compound is a substance that is composed of two or more kinds of atoms bound together. Compounds are formed when atoms interact with each other and share electrons. Atoms of different elements combine to form a compound. Examples of compounds include water (H2O), salt (NaCl) and sugar (C12H22O11).

Compounds are very important in living organisms. They are the building blocks of cells, and are key components in chemical reactions such as photosynthesis and respiration. Compounds are also essential for many everyday objects, such as car tyres and adhesives.


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