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If two elements can combine to form more than one compound, the masses of one element that combine with a fixed mass of the other element, are in whole number

(a) Is this statement true?

(b) If yes, according to Which Law?

(c) Give one example related to this Law.

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(a) Yes, the statement is true.

(b) The statement is true due to the Law of multiple proportions.

(c) Citing an example; carbon combines with oxygen to form ; CO and CO2

The mass of oxygen, when reacted with a fixed mass of carbon (12 g) have a simple ratio i.e.,16:32 = 1:2

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