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     You are going to answer the questions below to show how Dalton arrived at the three conclusions for his theory.

    
Note: by searching the listed websites, you will find all the
              evidence necessary to complete the answers, however you
              may use additional websites that you find.

 

1.   a. What is the law of conservation of mass?
   
     b. Who developed it?

     c. Describe the experiments this person carried out that led to
         the law's formulation.

     d. Which of Dalton's three principles does it support, and how
         does it support it?
 

 

2.  a. What is the law of definite proportions?

     b. Who developed it?

     c. Describe the experiments this person carried out that led to
        the law's formulation.
 

 

3.  a. What is the law of multiple proportions?

     b. How is it different from the law of definite proportions?

     c. Who developed it?

     d. What experimental evidence led to the law's formulation?

  

4.  a.  Which part of Dalton's theory is incorrect?

     b.  What parts of the atom disprove this part of the theory?

 

RESOURCES

     Here are a few websites to help you begin your quest. Remember, these are just starting places. Feel free to make use of any additional resources, electronic or print, in your search for answers. Keep in mind that general references, such as your library's encyclopedia, can be useful as well.  Click on the links below:

 


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