An example of the law of multiple proportions is carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide. Carbon combines with oxygen in different proportions to form two different oxides. The ratio of the fixed weights of carbon that combin... More »

The law of multiple proportions states that when elements combine, they combine in the ratio of small whole numbers. For example, carbon and oxygen react and form CO or CO2 and not CO1.7. More »

Only an appropriate detector or instrument can quickly and reliably distinguish between carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide gases. Both gases are colorless, tasteless and odorless. More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

An example of the law of conservation of mass is the combustion of a piece of paper to form ash, water vapor and carbon dioxide. In this process, the mass of the paper is not actually destroyed; instead, it is transforme... More »

In chemistry, CO NO3 represents a compound of carbon monoxide and nitrogen that contains the elements carbon (C), oxygen (O) and nitrogen (N). An element contains only one type of atom, whereas a compound contains multip... More »

The atmosphere of Venus is made up of 96 percent carbon dioxide, 3.5 percent nitrogen and less than 1 percent of the following: argon, water vapor, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide, according to Windows to the Universe... More » Science Astronomy Planets

Carbon dioxide is a compound formed by the sharing of two pairs of electrons between each of the two atoms of oxygen and one atom of carbon. This leads to the formation of a double covalent bond between the atoms of oxyg... More »