State the law of definite proportions and explain what it means.

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asked May 11, 2012 in General Chemistry by Gummmys ~Expert~ (1,105 points)

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The law of definite proportions states that "All samples of a given compound, regardless of their source or how they were prepared have the same proportions of their constituent elements."

This means that the mass ratio of the components of a compound will be the same for all the same compounds, regardless how they were created.
answered May 11, 2012 by kirby ~Expert~ (3,020 points)
selected May 11, 2012 by Gummmys