It is indeed a very basic question but I am confused:
(1) In an 2013 MSE posting under general topology here, I was told that $\emptyset$ is an open set and therefore I assume $X$ must be open too.
(2) But in Wikipedia page on clopen set here, it says "In any topological space $X$, the $\emptyset$ and the whole space $X$ are both clopen."
(3) And yet in another Wikipedia page on closed set here, "The $\emptyset$ is closed, the whole set is closed."
I must have missed something. Can you help me with a supreme verdict, once and for all, as sure as the sun rises from the east each morning, if $X$ and $\emptyset$ are open, closed or clopen. Of course I am talking about topology, thanks for your time.