Deutsch: Mischung / Français: Composition
In an industrial context, a compound is a substance that is made up of two or more elements that are chemically combined in a fixed ratio. Compounds are typically formed when atoms of different elements bond together to form molecules, and the properties of a compound are different from those of the individual elements.
Compounds are used in a variety of industries, including chemical, pharmaceutical, and materials, and are often created for specific purposes. Some common examples of compounds include water (H2O), table salt (NaCl), and carbon dioxide (CO2).
In the chemical industry, compounds are used as raw materials or intermediates in the production of other chemicals, while in the pharmaceutical industry, they are used as active ingredients in drugs. In the materials industry, compounds are used in the production of plastics, ceramics, and other materials.