## Chemistry (4th Edition)

The law of proportions states 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. Therefore, we must solve for the following chemical ratios. $S_{2}F_{10}/SF_{4} \ and\ SF_{6}6/SF_{4}$ $\frac{2.962}{2.370}=1.25:1=5:4 \\ \frac{3.555}{2.370}=1.5:1=3:2$ The ratios are small whole numbers so the data is consistent.