Definition of Dalton, John in English:

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Dalton, John

Pronunciation: /ˈdôltn/
(1766–1844), English chemist; father of the modern atomic theory. He defined an atom as the smallest part of a substance that could participate in a chemical reaction and argued that elements are composed of atoms. He produced the first table of comparative atomic weights.

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Syllabification: Dal·ton, John

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