Dalton, John

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John, English chemist, mathematician, and natural philosopher, 1766-1844.
Dalton law - each gas in a mixture of gases exerts a pressure proportionate to the percentage of the gas and independent of the presence of the other gases present. Synonym(s): law of partial pressures
Dalton-Henry law - in dissolving a mixture of gases, a liquid will absorb as much of each gas in the mixture as if that were the only gas dissolved.
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