What is a formula that demonstrates the law of multiple proportions?
You need two formulas to illustrate the Law of Multiple Proportions, for example,
The Law of Multiple Proportions deals with elements that form more than one compound.
It states that the masses of one element that combine with a fixed mass of the second element are in a small whole number ratio.
For example, carbon and oxygen react to form two compounds. In the first compound (A), 42.9 g of
In the second compound (B), 27.3 g of
Let's calculate the mass of
In Compound A,
In Compound B,
The masses of oxygen that combine with a fixed mass of carbon are in a 2:1 ratio.
The whole-number ratio is consistent with the Law of Multiple Proportions.
The simplest formulas that fit are