John Dalton

John Dalton

English chemist and physicist
Matter, though divisible in an extreme degree, is nevertheless not infinitely divisible. That is, there must be some point beyond which we cannot go in the division of matter. ... I have chosen the word “atom” to signify these ultimate particles.More John Dalton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's the right idea, but not the right time.More John Dalton quotes [09/14/2011 04:09:18]
I was introduced to Mr. Davy, who has rooms adjoining mine (in the Royal Institution); he is a very agreeable and intelligent young man, and we have interesting conversation in an evening; the principal failing in his character as a philosopher is that he does not smoke.More John Dalton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The cause of rain is now, I consider, no longer an object of doubt. If two masses of air of unequal temperatures, by the ordinary currents of the winds, are intermixed, when saturated with vapour, a precipitation ensues. If the masses are under saturation, then less precipitation takes place, or none at all, according to the degree. Also, the warmer the air, the greater is the quantity of vapour precipitated in like circumstances. ... Hence the reason why rains are heavier in summer than in winter, and in warm countrieMore John Dalton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in itMore John Dalton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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