Science is all about order. And, to keep things straight, you have tons of different terminology. Sometimes, such as in the case of molecules vs. compounds, it gets confusing. Here’s why.
Compounds and molecules are related because all compounds are molecules. Easy enough. However, the difference between compound and molecule is not all molecules are compounds. Is your head spinning yet? To clear everything up, it’s important to break down molecule vs. compound into their basic definitions and look at their various parts.