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Homework Help: Multiple proportions incorrect?

  1. Dec 3, 2006 #1
    Doesn't this violate law of multiple proportions?

    N2O3 has 2/3 N for every O
    NO2 has 1/2 N for every O

    (2/3)/(1/2) = 4/3, not a whole number.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2006
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  3. Dec 4, 2006 #2

    Borek

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    It is about proportions in compounds, not proportions of proportions :)
     
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