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Dalton's law

noun, Physics, Chemistry
1.
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/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
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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Dalton's law

the statement that the total pressure of a mixture of gases is equal to the sum of the partial pressures of the individual component gases. The partial pressure is the pressure that each gas would exert if it alone occupied the volume of the mixture at the same temperature.

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