law of constant proportion


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Related to law of constant proportion: law of conservation of mass, Law of multiple proportion
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Noun1.law of constant proportion - (chemistry) law stating that every pure substance always contains the same elements combined in the same proportions by weight
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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However, by 1808 it was Proust who prevailed, and the Law of Constant Proportions was generally accepted.
However, even Berthollet's erroneous conclusion regarding chemical composition forced further research that led directly to the firm establishment of the Law of constant proportions.

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