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The chemical properties and atomic masses of oxygen and carbon are different. This can be explained using the postulates of:

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law of conservation of mass
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law of constant proportion
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Avogadro's law
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Dalton's atomic theory
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Solution

The correct option is D Dalton's atomic theory
According to the postulates of Dalton's atomic theory,

Matter is made of indivisible particles known as atoms.

All the atoms of an element have the same properties while atoms of different elements have different properties and atomic masses.

Hence, chemical properties and atomic masses of the atoms of oxygen and carbon are different.

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