law of partial pressures

noun

Medical Definition of law of partial pressures

: a statement in physics and chemistry: the component of the total pressure contributed by each ingredient in a mixture of gases or vapors is equal to the pressure that it would exert if alone in the same enclosure

called also Dalton's law

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“Law of partial pressures.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/law%20of%20partial%20pressures. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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