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Definition of 'dalton's law'

Noun

  1. (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
       Synonyms: law of multiple proportions
  2. (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
       Synonyms: Dalton's law of partial pressures law of partial pressures


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