Definition of Law of multiple proportions
1. Noun. (chemistry) law stating that when two elements can combine to form more than one compound the amounts of one of them that combines with a fixed amount of the other will exhibit a simple multiple relation.
Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Medical Definition of Law of multiple proportions
1. The relative weights in which two substances form a chemical union singly with a third are the same as, or simple multiples of, those in which they unite with each other; a corollary of the law of definite proportions. Synonym: law of multiple proportions. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Law of multiple proportions
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1. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1877)
"(10) The second law of combination is the law of Multiple Proportions. It frequently happens that the same pair of elementary bodies unites together in more ..."
2. The Elements of Physics: A College Text-book by Edward Leamington Nichols, William Suddards Franklin (1898)
"The ratio - is called the combining ratio of the two elements. Law of multiple proportions.—Two elements often have more than one combining ratio. ..."
3. A History of Chemistry from Earliest Times to the Present Day Being Also an by Ernst von Meyer (1906)
"This hypothesis gave a satisfactory explanation of the facts comprised within the law of multiple proportions, for one now only required to substitute ..."