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# An element $$\text{X}$$ forms the following oxides $$\text{X}_2\text{O}, \text{XO}$$ and $$\text{XO}_2.$$ This phenomenon illustrates the law of ________....

### Question

An element $$\text{X}$$ forms the following oxides $$\text{X}_2\text{O}, \text{XO}$$ and $$\text{XO}_2.$$ This phenomenon illustrates the law of ________.

### Options

A) Conservation of mass

B) Definite proportion

C) Mass action

D) Multiple proportion

The correct answer is D.

### Explanation:

The law of multiple proportions states that when two elements react to form more than one compound, a fixed mass of one element will react with masses of the other element in a ratio of small, whole numbers.

## Discussion (2)

• Multiple proportion