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- n. See law.
- n. chemistry, physics The total pressure of a mixture or gases is the sum of the partial pressures of each gas in the mixture; it is only true for ideal gases.
- n. chemistry When two elements can combine to form more than one compound then the amounts of one which combines with a fixed amount of the other will have a simple multiple relationship.
- n. (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
- n. (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
- From John Dalton, English chemist (Wiktionary)
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