dalton law partial pressures

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


Origin:
named after J. Dalton

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Dalton's law (ˈdɔːltənz)
 
n
Also called: Dalton's law of partial pressures 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
 
[C19: named after John Dalton]

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Dalton's law Dal·ton's law (dôl'tənz)
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. Also called law of partial pressures.

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