law of partial pressures

Definitions of law of partial pressures
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n (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

Synonyms:
Dalton's law, Dalton's law of partial pressures
Type of:
law, law of nature
a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

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