# Please explain the law of reciprocal proportion with an example?

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Here's my explanation.

#### Explanation:

The **law of reciprocal proportions** states that, "If two different elements combine separately with a fixed mass of a third element, the ratio of the masses in which they do so are either the same as or a simple multiple of the ratio of the masses in which they combine with each other".

Although this law may seem complicated, it is fairly easy to understand with an example.

For example, 3 g of

Also, 8 g of

The mass ratio of

In the same way, 12 g of

The mass ratio of

The mass ratio in which **same as** the mass ratio in which they separately combine with a fixed mass of

Similarly, 12 g of

Here, the mass ratio of

The mass ratio in which they separately react with a fixed mass of

The **ratio of the two ratios** is

Here, the ratio in which **twice** the ratio in which they separately combine with a fixed mass of