Atomic Theory and Structure Early Ideas about Matter : From Democritus to Dalton

by Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.

Further Exploration

Dalton's Atomic TheoryF. Senese, Frostburg State U. - From General Chemistry Online, a summary of Dalton's work.

From Democritus to DaltonJ. Park, ChemTeam - An excellent tutorial on early atomic theory.

MatterF. Senese, Frostburg State U. - From General Chemistry Online, elements, mixtures and compounds.

Where Does Matter Come From?M. Gleiser - A short essay on the origin of matter from the PBS program Stephen Hawking's Universe.




John Dalton

John Dalton


A New System of Chemical PhilosophyJ. Dalton - 1808 paper introducing his chemical theory. 

News & Events

Creating MatterU. Colorado


Current Science NewsNews from around the world of science.


Cosmic X-Rays Reveal Evidence for New Form of MatterNASA - Data from Chandra Observatory on dense matter.

Google ScholarGoogle - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

By convention there is color, by convention sweetness, by convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and space.
460-371 b.c.

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