law of multiple proportion definition

  • adjective:
    • the generalization whenever the same elements unite much more than one proportion, forming several different compounds, the larger proportions for the elements such compounds are easy multiples regarding the cheapest proportion, or perhaps the proportions are connected by some simple typical element; thus, metal and air unite in proportions FeO, Fe2O3, Fe3O4, where substances, taking into consideration the air, 3 and 4 are easy multiplies of 1. known as in addition the Law of Dalton or Dalton's Law, from its discoverer.
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