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  • adjective Of or pertaining to John Dalton (1766-1844), English chemist, physicist, and pioneer of modern atomic theory who also researched colour blindness.

Etymologies

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Dalton +‎ -ian

Examples

  • That reorganization dominates Kuhn's conception of revolutions is apparent from his Aristotelian epiphany and his early emphasis on Gestalt switches together with his characterization the Copernican, Daltonian, Einsteinian and other revolutions.

    Scientific Revolutions

  • Daltonian atomism also predicts that if the weights of elements A and B that combine with a fixed weight of element C are x and y respectively, then if A and B combine to form a compound then the relative weights of A and

    Atomism from the 17th to the 20th Century

  • Berzelius (1814) expressed his version of Daltonian chemistry using formulae.

    Atomism from the 17th to the 20th Century

  • As a philosophical theory of the ultimate nature of material reality, Daltonian atomism was not a serious contender and was not treated as such.

    Atomism from the 17th to the 20th Century

  • Our considerations so far of the status of Daltonian atomism have not yet taken account of the area in which chemistry was to be making spectacular progress by the middle of the nineteenth century, namely, organic chemistry.

    Atomism from the 17th to the 20th Century

  • To what extent was Daltonian chemistry borne out by and able to fruitfully guide experiment?

    Atomism from the 17th to the 20th Century

  • This pre-Daltonian view offers no suggestion that diverse collections of atoms are the source of molecular variety.

    Pierre Gassendi

  • A Daltonian atomist will typically take the hydrogen atom as a standard of weight and the atomic weight of any other element will represent the weight of an atom of that element relative to the weight of the hydrogen atom.

    Atomism from the 17th to the 20th Century

  • A more significant issue is the status of Daltonian chemistry as an experimental science.

    Atomism from the 17th to the 20th Century

  • Daltonian atomists simply assumed that atoms combine in the way required to account for the measurable proportions of elements in compounds.

    Atomism from the 17th to the 20th Century

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