Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Exercises: 39

Answer

The same elements combine in different proportions to form different compounds

Work Step by Step

According to the law of multiple proportions the same elements can combine in different proportions to form different compound. In the given case carbon and oxygen combine in 1:1, 1:2 and 3:2 to form three different compounds i.e carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and carbon suboxide.
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