leyes ponderales

English translation: laws of chemical combination

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Spanish term or phrase:leyes ponderales
English translation:laws of chemical combination
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12:43 Dec 2, 2016
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Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
Spanish term or phrase: leyes ponderales
I am translating a secondary level science book and this is one of the section headings. The phrase appears in the following text: "Fruto de este trabajo es el descubrimiento de una serie de leyes, las llamadas leyes ponderales, que expresan las relaciones entre las masas de reactivos y productos en una reacción química o entre las masas de elementos en un compuesto químico" and "Las leyes ponderales sentaron los fundamentos de la moderna ciencia química". I don't think there is a direct translation so any ideas how can I get round this?
SarahClarkG
Local time: 15:02
laws of chemical combination
Explanation:
Spanish sources show that "leyes ponderales" basically refers to Lavoisier's law (conservation of mass), Proust's law (definite proportions or constant composition), Dalton's law (atomic hypothesis, multiple proportions), and Richter's law (reciprocal proportions).
http://encina.pntic.mec.es/jsaf0002/p31.htm
https://www.amschool.edu.sv/Paes/science/leyes.htm

These are all stoichiometric laws, but I think that is a wider category:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoichiometry
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leyes_estequiométricas
https://books.google.es/books?id=Mtth5g59dEIC&pg=PA19&lpg=PA...

The term I'm mostly finding is this: laws of chemical combination, and I think that would be most suitable:
https://brilliant.org/wiki/laws-of-chemical-combination/
http://www.mentorials.com/high-school-chemistry-matter-laws-...
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Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 15:02
Grading comment
A bit of cross-checking has shown that you have hit the nail on the head, Charles, many thanks!
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laws of chemical combination


Explanation:
Spanish sources show that "leyes ponderales" basically refers to Lavoisier's law (conservation of mass), Proust's law (definite proportions or constant composition), Dalton's law (atomic hypothesis, multiple proportions), and Richter's law (reciprocal proportions).
http://encina.pntic.mec.es/jsaf0002/p31.htm
https://www.amschool.edu.sv/Paes/science/leyes.htm

These are all stoichiometric laws, but I think that is a wider category:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoichiometry
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leyes_estequiométricas
https://books.google.es/books?id=Mtth5g59dEIC&pg=PA19&lpg=PA...

The term I'm mostly finding is this: laws of chemical combination, and I think that would be most suitable:
https://brilliant.org/wiki/laws-of-chemical-combination/
http://www.mentorials.com/high-school-chemistry-matter-laws-...

Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 15:02
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 40
Grading comment
A bit of cross-checking has shown that you have hit the nail on the head, Charles, many thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  JohnMcDove
11 hrs
  -> Tus aportaciones son siempre dignas de ponderar. Gracias, John :-)

agree  neilmac: Not really an agree per se, as I found this one (ahem) imponderable :)
2 days 4 hrs
  -> Thanks anyway :)
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