Meaning of Dalton, John in English:

Dalton, John

Pronunciation /ˈdɔːlt(ə)n/

proper noun

  • (1766–1844), English chemist, father of modern atomic theory. He defined an atom as the smallest part of a substance that could participate in a chemical reaction and argued that elements are composed of atoms. He stated that elements combine in definite proportion and produced the first table of comparative atomic weights.