Definition of Law of reciprocal proportions
1. Noun. (chemistry) law stating that the proportions in which two elements separately combine with a third element are also the proportions in which they combine together.
Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Medical Definition of Law of reciprocal 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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1. A Text-book of Experimental Chemistry: (with Descriptive Notes) for Students by Edwin Lee (1908)
"A relationship which may be noted at once by a study of the foregoing experiments is stated as the Law of Reciprocal Proportions, or Law of Equivalent ..."
2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The law of reciprocal proportions, or, as it might well be named, the law of equivalence, cannot be adequately enunciated in a fe» words. ..."
3. A Dictionary of Chemical Terms by James Fitton Couch (1920)
"(This holds for all non-ionized substances.) Cf. law of Blagden. Law of Reciprocal Proportions. (Law of equivalent proportions. ..."
4. Second Year College Chemistry by William Henry Chapin (1922)
"From the following analytical data work out the combining weights of the given elements and deduce the law of reciprocal proportions: Calcium Oxide Calcium, ..."