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Where do I find examples of the gases that Dalton used

  1. Nov 10, 2012 #1
    I am trying to get a better idea of how Dalton came up with his values of atomic weights for various elements. I know that he used ratios of gas mixtures and I've read about CO, CO2 and CuCO3 (with the a 3 to 4 ratio of C to O). I would like to see many of his specific examples using his ratios, but I can not find this spelled out clearly anywhere on the web. Can anyone shed some light for me?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2012 #2

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    This might help. He got many of them wrong. He incorrectly believed that water was a binary compound of one hydrogen and one oxygen and that ammonia likewise was a binary compound.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2012 #3
    This paper is great!

    Many Thanks.
     
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