Dalton's law


noun Physics, Chemistry.

the law that the total pressure exerted by a mixture of gases is equal to the sum of the partial pressures of the gases of the mixture.

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Also called Dalton's law of partial pressures, law of partial pressures.

Origin of Dalton's law

named after J. Dalton
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British Dictionary definitions for Dalton's law

Dalton's law
/ (ˈdɔːltənz) /

noun

the principle that the pressure exerted by a mixture of gases in a fixed volume is equal to the sum of the pressures that each gas would exert if it occupied the whole volumeAlso called: Dalton's law of partial pressures

Word Origin for Dalton's law

C19: named after John Dalton
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Medical definitions for Dalton's law

Dalton's law
[ dôltənz ]

n.

A principle that each gas in a mixture of gases exerts a pressure proportionately to the percentage of the gas and independently of the presence of the other gases present.law of partial pressures
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