John Dalton

John Dalton was born on September 6, 1766 in Cumberland England. Dalton was the son of a Quaker weaver. At the age of twelve, he started teaching at a quaker school, and later, he taught math and chemistry in public and private. He taught chemistry at New College for six years, although other than that, Dalton had no knowledge in chemical research. Although color blind, Dalton was not stopped from making many important discoveries, and Laws. He kept recordings that had a lot of information, but they often lacked exactness. What is now considered to be one of his greatest achievements is his diary he kept, holding about 200,000 entries of all his meteorological observations. Dalton developed the atomic theory, which stated that all elements are composed of tiny indestructible particles called atoms, and atoms are all alike and have the same atomic weight. Later, he came up with the law of Partial Pressures which he called Dalton’s Law.

John Dalton suffered a series of strokes before his death on the 27th of May, 1844.



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