Law of Definite Proportions





Law of Definite Proportions

In a reaction where hydrogen gas is burned to produce water, two hydrogen atoms combine with one oxygen atom. That is, hydrogen gas and oxygen gas always react in a ratio of 2: 1 to produce water.

In this way, when two or more substances react to form new compounds, there is a constant quantitative relationship between the reactants. This is called "Law of definite proportions." This law can explain the fact that when a compound is produced, two or more kinds of atoms are created by combining simple integer ratios.

 

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- 30 May 2020. 'Decomposition' function added