law of multiple proportion


law of multiple proportion
the statement that where two elements can combine to form more than one compound, the ratio by weight of one element to a given weight of the second is usually a small whole number.

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  • Law of multiple proportion — Multiple Mul ti*ple, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts. [1913 Webster] {Law of multiple… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • law of multiple proportion — Chem. the statement that where two elements can combine to form more than one compound, the ratio by weight of one element to a given weight of the second is usually a small whole number …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dalton law of multiple proportion — Daltono kartotinių santykių dėsnis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Dalton law of multiple proportion vok. Gesetz der mehrfachen Gewichts verhältnisse, n; Gesetz der mehrfachen verhältnisse, n; Gesetz der multiplen Proportionen, n rus …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • law of multiple proportions — n 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 * * * when… …   Medical dictionary

  • Law of multiple proportions — In chemistry, the law of multiple proportions is one of the basic laws and a major tool of chemical measurement (stoichiometry). It states that when elements combine they do so in a ratio of small whole numbers. For example, carbon and oxygen… …   Wikipedia

  • 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:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Law of Dalton — Multiple Mul ti*ple, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts. [1913 Webster] {Law of multiple… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Multiple — Mul ti*ple, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts. [1913 Webster] {Law of multiple proportion} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Multiple algebra — Multiple Mul ti*ple, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts. [1913 Webster] {Law of multiple… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Multiple conjugation — Multiple Mul ti*ple, a. [Cf. F. multiple, and E. quadruple, and multiply.] Containing more than once, or more than one; consisting of more than one; manifold; repeated many times; having several, or many, parts. [1913 Webster] {Law of multiple… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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