John Dalton

(1766—1844) chemist and natural philosopher

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British chemist and physicist. In 1801 he formulated his law of partial pressures (see Dalton's law), but he is best remembered for Dalton's atomic theory, which he announced in 1803. Dalton also studied colour blindness (a condition, once called Daltonism, that he shared with his brother).

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