Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 9 - Chemical Names and Formulas - 9.5 The Laws Governing How Compounds Form - 9.5 Lesson Check: 50

Answer

Dalton said that atoms combine in simple whole-number ratios. If the ratio of atoms of each element in a compound is fixed, then it follows that the ratio of their masses is also fixed. So the law of definite proportions is consistent with Dalton's atomic theory in the way that they are both in proportions, fixed.

Work Step by Step

Dalton said that atoms combine in simple whole-number ratios. If the ratio of atoms of each element in a compound is fixed, then it follows that the ratio of their masses is also fixed. So the law of definite proportions is consistent with Dalton's atomic theory in the way that they are both in proportions, fixed.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.