Problem: Explain the difference between the law of definite proportions and the law of multiple proportions.

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The law of definite proportions states that regardless of the amount, a pure compound always contains the same elements in the same proportions by mass.

Law of multiple proportions states that when one element combines with another to form more than one compound, the mass ratios of the elements in the compounds are simple whole numbers of each other.

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Explain the difference between the law of definite proportions and the law of multiple proportions.