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Law of multiple proportions

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The law of multiple proportions states that when two chemical elements combine with each other to form more than one compound, the weights of one element that combine with a fixed weight of the other are in a ratio of small whole numbers.[1] It was first described by John Dalton.[2]

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  1. Petrucci, Ralph H.; Harwood, William S.; Herring, F. Geoffrey (2002). General chemistry: principles and modern applications (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, N.J: Prentice Hall. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-13-014329-7. LCCN 2001032331. OCLC 46872308.
  2. Giunta, Carmen, ed. (2010). Atoms in chemistry : from Dalton's predecessors to complex atoms and beyond. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. pp. 1–5. ISBN 0-8412-2558-3. OCLC 659536310.