Daltons

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The Dalton is a measurement often used to specify the mass of an atom or a molecule. The mass of a hydrogen atom approximately equates to 1 Dalton  [1]. It was named after John Dalton (1766-1844) for his work in the atomic theory of mass [2].

References

  1. Alberts,B.Johnson,A.Lewis,J.Raff,M.Roberts,K.Walter,P (2008) Molecular Biology of the Cell, 5th edition, New York:Garland Sciences. Chapter 2, page 45
  2. Berg,J.Stryer,L.Tymoczko,J. (2011) Biochemistry, 7th Edition, New York: W.H Freeman and Company, Chapter 2, page 34
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