Dalton's law


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Dalton's law

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(Chemistry) 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
[C19: named after John Dalton]
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Noun1.Dalton's law - (chemistry) law stating that when two elements can combine to form more than one compound the amounts of one of them that combines with a fixed amount of the other will exhibit a simple multiple relation
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
2.Dalton's law - (chemistry and physics) law stating that the pressure exerted by a mixture of gases equals the sum of the partial pressures of the gases in the mixture; the pressure of a gas in a mixture equals the pressure it would exert if it occupied the same volume alone at the same temperature
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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These PO2 changes constitute a manifestation of Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures.
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