water is  composed of hydrogen and oxygen so it should be termed as compound , and not as molecule right ?

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Please find below the solution of your asked query:

A molecule is formed when two or more atoms join together chemically, while A compound is a molecule that contains at least two different elements. All compounds are molecules but not all molecules are compounds. So, as water contains different types of elements and atoms of these elements are chemically combined together, so it can be considered as both i.e. a molecule or a compound.

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