|Whenever atoms from two or more different elements combine together we get a compound. There are more than 110 different types of atom. This is because there are more than 110 different elements. |
There is, however, an almost uncountable number of ways of combining atoms of different elements together. That is why there is an almost uncountable number of different compounds.
Think about the number of different words we can make from just the 26 letters of the English alphabet. This will give you some idea of the number of different compounds that can be made from different arrangements of all the different atoms.
Many new compounds are identified or made every day. If you become a scientist, then you may make several new compounds yourself.