John Dalton: Antoine Lavoisier, James Chadwick, Albert Einstein

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An atom is the basic unit of a chemical element. This means every single thing is composed of atom, from the air we breathe to the food we eat and the soil we walk on. There are many scientist throughout the years whom have contributed to societies understanding of an atom today. Of these scientist there is Antoine Lavoisier, James Chadwick, Albert Einstein, and many more. However there is one in particular that stands out, he goes by the name John Dalton. John Dalton was born September 6, 1766 in Eaglesfield, England. Mother and father Deborah Greenup and Joseph Dalton. John’s father may have been feckless while his mother descended from a prosperous local family. This lead to the attention of Elihu Robinson. John also had a brother Jonathan…show more content…
John Dalton and his brother Jonathan were both born colorblind; this led him to begin research when is where he found that it was hereditary. Before his death Dalton requested that when he died that his eye be tested, this test proved that colorblindness was not caused by a single eye itself, it was caused by a deficient sensory power. Remember when I mentioned that John Dalton was one of the many scientist that contributed to the understanding of an atom? Well the theory he had was that elements are made of small particles, these particles were atoms! He theorized that they cannot be destroyed or better yet created by mankind themselves. He was the first scientist to describe an atoms behavior in a measurement or weight. Dalton’s experiments with gases put him on the track to his discovery of an atom. His theory was based on the scientific law of conservation and constant composition. These laws helped aid Dalton’s theory, they state a matter cannot be destroyed and a true compound hold a common proportion of what an atoms consist of. It is well known that atoms are made up of protons which are the positive charges, electrons which are the negative charges, and neutrons which are the neutral charges, every scientist comes to a point where they make a mistake or were wrong about something. Dalton mistake was that he…show more content…
When John Dalton was nineteen he became a principal at the school he had been an assistant. He published two well-known books (New System of Chemical Philosophy and Meteorologist Observation and Essays). In 1834 he was given an award for his discoveries on the atomic theory and had a statue made in his honor. In 1810 Dalton was nominated for fellowship, which he declined. Years later he was signed without his knowledge. He was also awarded with the John Dalton Medal, it was a recognition of his scientific achievements and distinguished research. Due to his outstanding dedication and hard work with his discoveries on colorblindness and his atomic theory. This was why the EGS medal was in his honor. John Dalton suffered from two strokes, the second killing him on July 26, 1844 in Manchester, England. Without the knowledge that Dalton provided before his death scientist would have never came across splitting of atoms, cost-efficient manufacturing, the making of medicine, and many other entities. John Dalton never married and never had kids. The legacy that John Dalton left after his death was the ways of viewing the physical world. Daltons was of measurements and weight gave scientist a new out-look on studying multiple substances. The progeny of John’s theory were fusion and nuclear

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