law of multiple proportions

noun
(chemistry) law stating that when two elements can combine to form more than one compound the amounts of one of them that combines with a fixed amount of the other will exhibit a simple multiple relation
Syn: ↑Dalton's law
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑law, ↑law of nature

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: a statement in chemistry: when two elements combine in more than one proportion to form two or more compounds the weights of one element that combine with a given weight of the other element are in the ratios of small whole numbers

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