What is the name of John Dalton's atomic model?


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John Dalton's atomic model's name is the "billiard ball" model. This is because, according to Dalton, there are many different atoms and they cannot be broken into smaller pieces.

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According to Dalton, who was born in 1766, atoms cannot be destroyed even during a chemical reaction. All matter is comprised of atoms with a particular element having the same type of atoms. Two or more different kinds of atoms can react with each other chemically to form a compound. This happens in a fixed and expected ratio.

Dalton, who was born to a Quaker family, spent much of life teaching and carrying out research. He was interested in meteorology and keeping records.

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