Issue 3, 2022

John Dalton – the man and the myth


John Dalton is one of the pioneers who transformed chemistry into the science that we enjoy today. His name is irrevocably linked with the atomic theory that underlies our modern understanding of chemical structure. This article summarizes his life and contributions and attempts to place them in the context of the intellectual revolution that was transforming all aspects of science.

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08 Dec 2021
23 Dec 2021
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23 Dec 2021
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Dalton Trans., 2022,51, 768-776

John Dalton – the man and the myth

E. C. Constable, Dalton Trans., 2022, 51, 768 DOI: 10.1039/D1DT04135E

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