chemsummerassg - Shweta Patro Summer Assignment: Option I...

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Shweta Patro Summer Assignment: Option I General Chemistry I Dr. Crowther 1. The Law of Fixed Proportions states that every compound contains the same proportions of elements to each other. In his analyses of numerous compounds, Proust observed that a compound from one part of the world, formed by physical processes unique to that place, had the exact composition of the same compound in a different part of the world. Thus, the Law of Fixed Proportions was true regardless of the location or development of the compound. 2. A mixture can be combined in any proportion and still have the characteristics of the substances which make it up (with a couple exceptions). But when a compound is made, it has properties which are completely different from its constituents’. 3. In developing his own theory, Dalton thought of the Law of Fixed Proportions in terms of atomic interactions. He proposed that the smallest unit of an element, the atom, had unique properties, designated by their atomic weights. These special properties formed
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