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Law of multiple proportions

  1. Aug 10, 2005 #1
    Sulfur forms two compounds with fluorine. In one of them it is observed that 0.447 g of sulfur is combined with 1.06 g of fluorine while in the other, 0.438 g of sulfur is combined with 1.56 g of fluorine. Show that these data illustrate the law of multiple proportions.

    would (0.447/1.06)/(0.438/1.56) work, why or why not?
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2005
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  3. Aug 14, 2005 #2


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    All you've done there is write out a number. How would you now show that this number illustrates that the Law of MP is at work in these compounds ?

    PS : The illlustration follows directly from evaluating and rewriting that number in a more friendly form.
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