Law of Multiple Proportions: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following compounds CANNOT demonstrate the law of multiple proportions?

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1. Given the following data for two compounds, SnO2 and SnO, what is the whole number ratio of the oxygen of SnO to the oxygen of SnO2? Does this follow the law of multiple proportions?

2. Which of the following is a correct statement about the compound carbon monoxide (CO)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Some of the questions on the quiz will provide you with data on different compounds. You will then be asked if the scenario presented demonstrates the law of multiple proportions. Other questions are math problems asking you to identify the whole number ratio from the given data.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on the definitions of:

  • The law of multiple proportions
  • Whole number ratios
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Carbon dioxide

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the law of multiple proportions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about compounds in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve whole number ratio practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide

Additional Learning

Once you have finished your quiz, make sure to peruse the partner lesson called Law of Multiple Proportions: Definition & Examples. This specially designed lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Exploring common examples of compounds
  • Defining chemical compounds
  • Understanding the law of multiple proportions
  • Walking through examples of the law of multiple proportions