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  • The change from a binary compound, that is, one containing two elements, to a ternary compound in which.
  • He laid down the following arbitrary rules for determining the number of atoms in a compound: - if only one compound of two elements exists, it is a binary compound and its atom is composed of one atom of each element; if two compounds exist one is binary (say A + B) and the other ternary (say A + 2B); if three, then one is binary and the others may be ternary (A ± 2B, and 2A + B), and so on.
  • If a compound contains two atoms it is termed a binary compound, if three a ternary, if four a quaternary, and so on.
  • This view was accepted in 1817 by Leopold Gmelin, who, in his Handbuch der Chemie, regarded inorganic compounds as being of binary composition (the simplest being oxides, both acid and basic, which by combination form salts also of binary form), and organic compounds as ternary, i.e.
  • The idea_can be generalized so as to have regard to ternary and higher forms each of the same order and of the same number of variables.

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