What is the law of multiple proportions?

1 Answer
Jan 1, 2018

Answer:

Well, it is an empirical law that dates back to old Dalton....

Explanation:

As originally proposed....

#"If two elements form more than one compound between them,"#
#"then the ratios of the masses of the second element which"# #"combine with a fixed mass of the first element will be ratios of"# #"small whole numbers...."#

And so if we compare #CO#, and #CO_2#, the #C:C# ratio is #1:1#, and #C:O# ratio is #1:2#...

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