Definition of Law of partial pressures
1. Noun. (chemistry and physics) law stating that the pressure exerted by a mixture of gases equals the sum of the partial pressures of the gases in the mixture; the pressure of a gas in a mixture equals the pressure it would exert if it occupied the same volume alone at the same temperature.
Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry, Natural Philosophy, Physics
Medical Definition of Law of partial pressures
1. Each gas in a mixture of gases exerts a pressure proportionate to the percentage of the gas and independent of the presence of the other gases present. Synonym: law of partial pressures. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Law of partial pressures
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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Physical Chemistry from the Standpoint by Edward Wight Washburn (1921)
"Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures.—In a mixture of gases we have more than one species of molecule and the total pressure exerted by the mixture upon the ..."
2. An Advanced Course of Instruction in Chemical Principles by Arthur Amos Noyes, Miles Standish Sherrill (1922)
"Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures. — The (total) pressure p of a mixture of substances in the gaseous state is evidently the sum of the pressures p\, ..."
3. Stoichiometry by Sydney Young, William Ramsay (1908)
"Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures.—When two or more gases, each of them occupying the volume v, and exerting pressures /„ /3. . ., are mixed together at ..."
4. The Fundamental Principles of Chemistry: An Introduction to All Text-books by Wilhelm Ostwald (1909)
"The law of partial pressures was discovered by John Dalton, and he expressed it by saying that gases exert no pressure on each other. ..."
5. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"... of gases are not dissolved in liquids in the proportion required by the law of partial pressures, although no definite chemical combination occurs. ..."
6. A Text-book of Experimental Chemistry: (with Descriptive Notes) for Students by Edwin Lee (1908)
"A principle of great importance, especially in connection with the measurement of the volume of gases, is incorporated in Dalton's Law of Partial Pressures: ..."