The answer to this question lies in the Law of Constant Proportions.

  • The law states that; in a chemical compound, two or more elements are always present in the same ratio by mass .
  • This means that the elements combine in a fixed ratio to form compounds.
  • And these elements are made up to tiny particles that cannot be further divided.
  • Thus we know atoms exist even if they don't exist independently .
  1. Class 9
  2. Chapter 3 Class 9 - Atoms And Molecules (Term 2)

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CA Maninder Singh
CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo