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Dalton's law

 [dawl´tonz]
the pressure exerted by a mixture of nonreacting gases is equal to the sum of the partial pressures of the separate components; it holds true only at very low pressures.

Dalton's law

[John Dalton, Brit. chemist, 1766–1844]
A law that states that, in a mixture of gases, the total pressure is equal to the sum of the partial pressures of each gas.

Dalton's law

the pressure exerted by a mixture of nonreacting gases is equal to the sum of the partial pressures of the separate components.