The Emergence of Dalton's Chemical Atomic Theory: 1801-08

@article{Thackray1966TheEO,
  title={The Emergence of Dalton's Chemical Atomic Theory: 1801-08},
  author={Arnold Thackray},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  year={1966},
  volume={3},
  pages={1 - 23}
}
  • A. Thackray
  • Published 1 June 1966
  • History
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
The slow emergence of Dalton's chemical atomic theory has long been a considerable puzzle to historians of science The lengthy delay between Dalton's early work on mixed gases (September 1801) and particle weights (September 1803) and the eventual publication of the first part of his New System of Chemical Philosophy (June 1808) has called forth a variety of explanations. It is now more than half a century since A. N. Meldrum stressed “…the efforts Dalton had to make, in order to arouse… 
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).) Dalton's dates appear to be two or three days out
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