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.
- Also called Dalton's law of partial pressures, law of partial pressures.
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British Dictionary definitions for Dalton's law
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 volume: Also called: Dalton's law of partial pressures
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