state the various postulates of Dalton's atomic theory of matter

Asked by dimple | 3rd Dec, 2013, 03:26: PM

Expert Answer:

Postulates of Dalton's atomic theory are as follows:
  • All matter consists of indivisible particles called atoms.
  • Atoms of the same element are similar in shape and mass, but differ from the atoms of other elements.
  • Atoms cannot be created or destroyed.
  • Atoms of different elements may combine with each other in a fixed, simple, whole number ratio to form compound atoms.
  • Atoms of same element can combine in more than one ratio to form two or more compounds.
  • Atoms are the smallest unit of matter that can take part in a chemical reaction.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 4th Dec, 2013, 09:50: AM

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