Chemistry

What data led to the development of the Law of Multiple Proportions? Give an example and explain why this law is important in chemistry.

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John Dalton used the same observations he used for his law of definite proportions to help develop the law of multiple proportions, in other words, he used masses of samples to help create the law. An example would be CO2 and CO, both made of the same elements yet have different masses. the mass ratio of O2 to C in CO2 is 2.67:1 , but in CO the ratio is 1.33:1. When we divide 2.67 by 1.33 we get 2- meaning that for every 2 O2, there is 1 C atom. This law is important because it helps it helps find the proportions of compounds made with the same of elements.

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asked by Jack
  1. I think you have written a very good explanation; however, please read over it before you submit it for your class since there are some repeated words (it helps it helps). Also I would place a period after proportions and start a new sentence with In other words, he used .....

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    posted by DrBob222
  2. Other than what you stated, I feel as if I need something else to answer the first question, such as numbers to help back it up.

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    posted by Jack
  3. You included numbers as an example. Personally, I think another example would be redundant but I don't know that it would do any harm if you think it would help.

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