Dalton, John (1766-1844)

English chemist and physicist, colourblind and mostly self-taught. Professor of mathematics and natural philosophy. He developed atomic theory that accounts for the law of conservation of mass, law of definite proportions and law of multiple proportions. He produced the first table of atomic weights.

See also: Atomic Mass Unit, Avogadro, Armedeo, Dalton′s Law of Partial Pressures.

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