only few substances are found in free state in nature.explain

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Most of the elements found in nature are reactive and so combines with oxygen, carbon and sulphur present to form oxides, carbonates and sulphides.

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Since the no. of elements inert in nature is very few. Most of the elements react with other elements and mostly with oxygen to form compounds and exist in the combined state in nature
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Many elements have great tendency to combine with each other and form compounds.therefore they are not found in the free state of nature.
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