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Avogadro

[ah-vuh-gah-droh; Italian ah-vaw-gah-draw]
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noun
  1. Count A·ma·de·o [ah-mah-de-aw] /ˌɑ mɑˈdɛ ɔ/, 1776–1856, Italian physicist and chemist.
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Historical Examples

  • This number, by the way, is known to science as "Avogadro's Constant."

    Marvels of Scientific Invention

    Thomas W. Corbin

  • In 1843 Charles Gerhardt proposed to use the law of Avogadro as a basis for the determination of atomic weights.

  • Of the laws and hypotheses concerning gases, the one that is perhaps of most importance to chemistry is Avogadro's hypothesis.

  • In 1811 Avogadro distinguished between the ultimate particles of compounds and elements.

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    M. M. Pattison Muir

  • Avogadro's hypothesis gave the chemist a definition of "molecule;" it also gave him a definition of "atom."

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    M. M. Pattison Muir


British Dictionary definitions for avogadro

Avogadro

noun
  1. Amedeo (ameˈdɛːo), Conte di Quaregna. 1776–1856, Italian physicist, noted for his work on gases
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avogadro in Science

Avogadro

[ä′və-gädrō]
  1. Italian chemist and physicist who formulated the hypothesis known as Avogadro's law in 1811.
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