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An element \(\text{X}\) forms the following oxides \(\text{X}_2\text{O}, \text{XO}\)...


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

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.

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  • 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.