The Origin of Dalton's Chemical Atomic Theory

@article{Nash1956TheOO,
  title={The Origin of Dalton's Chemical Atomic Theory},
  author={Leonard Kollender Nash},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1956},
  volume={47},
  pages={101 - 116}
}
  • L. Nash
  • Published 1 June 1956
  • Geology
  • Isis
M ANY explanations have been advanced as to how Dalton arrived at the chemical atomic theory.' None, including the one previously adopted by the present author,2 is completely satisfactory. Three major difficulties must be overcome. First, Dalton himself gave three mutually contradictory accounts of the origin of his theory none entirely consistent with information available elsewhere. Second, Dalton's papers bearing most importantly on the theory were not published in the Memoirs of the… 
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