John Dalton

By: Carolina Soto


Was born on September 6,1766 in Cumberland, England. John Dalton is credited with modern atomic theory. Was the first scientist to explain the behavior of atoms in terms of measurement of weight. Also was the first to start to study the color blindness. Is considered the father of the modern atomic theory.
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John Dalton Biography

Early life

Earned most of his life as a teacher and public lecturer. Beginning in his village school at age 12. After teaching for 10 yrs. at a Quaker Boarder school he moved to a teaching position in the city of Manchester.
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Chemistry & Physics: History of the Atom (Dalton, Thomson, Rutherford, and Bohr Models)