Prout's hypothesis

noun

ˈprau̇ts-
: a hypothesis in chemistry: the atomic weights of all other elements are exact multiples of that of hydrogen and hence hydrogen is the primary substance from which the other elements have been formed

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Etymology

after William Prout †1850 English chemist and physician

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“Prout's hypothesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prout%27s%20hypothesis. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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