Bring fact-checked results to the top of your browser search. He based his theory of partial pressures on the idea that only like atoms in a mixture of gases repel one another, whereas unlike atoms appear to react indifferently toward each other.
He received his early education from his father and from Quaker John Fletcher, who ran a private school in the nearby village of Pardshaw Hall. Dalton's family was too poor to support him for long and he began to earn his living at the age of ten in the service of a wealthy local Quaker, Elihu Robinson.
Around the age of 23 Dalton may have considered studying law or medicine, but his relatives did not encourage him, perhaps because being a Dissenterhe was barred from attending English universities. He acquired much scientific knowledge from informal instruction by John Gougha blind philosopher who was gifted in the sciences and arts.
At the age of 27 he was appointed teacher of mathematics and natural philosophy at the "New College" in Manchestera dissenting academy the lineal predecessor, following a number of changes of location, of Harris Manchester College, Oxford.
He remained there until the age of 34, when the college's worsening financial situation led him to resign his post and begin a new career as a private tutor in mathematics and natural philosophy. Meteorology[ edit ] Dalton's early life was influenced by a prominent Eaglesfield Quaker, Elihu Robinson,  a competent meteorologist and instrument maker, who interested him in problems of mathematics and meteorology.
During his years in Kendal, Dalton contributed solutions to problems and answered questions on various subjects in The Ladies' Diary and the Gentleman's Diary.
In at age 21 he began his meteorological diary in which, during the succeeding 57 years, he entered more thanobservations. A second work by Dalton, Elements of English Grammar, was published in Measuring mountains[ edit ] After leaving the Lake DistrictDalton returned annually to spend his holidays studying meteorology, something which involved a lot of hill-walking.
Until the advent of aeroplanes and weather balloons, the only way to make measurements of temperature and humidity at altitude was to climb a mountain. Dalton estimated the height using a barometer. The Ordnance Survey did not publish maps for the Lake District until the s.
Before then, Dalton was one of the few authorities on the heights of the region's mountains. Otley published his information in his map of Otley became both an assistant and a friend to Dalton.
As both he and his brother were colour blindhe recognised that the condition must be hereditary. Gas laws[ edit ] External video Profiles in Chemistry: How John Dalton's meteorological studies led to the discovery of atoms on YouTubeChemical Heritage Foundation InDalton became secretary of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, and in the following year he presented an important series of lectures, entitled "Experimental Essays" on the constitution of mixed gases; the pressure of steam and other vapours at different temperatures in a vacuum and in air ; on evaporation ; and on the thermal expansion of gases.
The four essays, presented between 2 and 30 Octoberwere published in the Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester in The second essay opens with the remark,  There can scarcely be a doubt entertained respecting the reducibility of all elastic fluids of whatever kind, into liquids; and we ought not to despair of effecting it in low temperatures and by strong pressures exerted upon the unmixed gases further.
In the fourth essay he remarks,  I see no sufficient reason why we may not conclude, that all elastic fluids under the same pressure expand equally by heat—and that for any given expansion of mercurythe corresponding expansion of air is proportionally something less, the higher the temperature.
It seems, therefore, that general laws respecting the absolute quantity and the nature of heat, are more likely to be derived from elastic fluids than from other substances.Watch video · Chemist John Dalton was born September 6, , in Eaglesfield, England.
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