The Origin of Dalton's Chemical Atomic Theory: Daltonian Doubts Resolved

@article{Thackray1966TheOO,
  title={The Origin of Dalton's Chemical Atomic Theory: Daltonian Doubts Resolved},
  author={Arnold Thackray},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1966},
  volume={57},
  pages={35 - 55}
}
ECENT years have seen a revival of interest in John Dalton and the origin of his chemical atomic theory, resulting in a critical reexamination of the explanations put forward around the beginning of this century.l Leonard K. Nash has convincingly argued for the importance of gas solubility studies in focusing Dalton's attention on the question of relative particle weights,2 while Henry Guerlac has sought to cast doubt on the accepted view that J. B. Richter's work did not influence Dalton in… 

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