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Which statement correctly describes glucose (C6H12O6)?

A. It is made of matter and contains twenty-four molecules.

B. It is an element made of three types of atoms.

C. It is an atom made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.

D. It is a compound made of twenty-four total atoms of three different elements.

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Answer: D. It is a compound made of twenty-four total atoms of three different elements.

Firstly, glucose is a compound composed of twenty-four atoms of which contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Option A is wrong because glucose as a molecule cannot contain other molecules. In option B, glucose is not an element. Option C is incorrect as glucose is not an atom. A compound is composed of two or more elements. When these elements are bonded chemically to one another, a compound is formed. Glucose is a good example of a compound.

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