Compare Loschmidt's number.
Origin of Avogadro's number
First recorded in 1925–30; see origin at Avogadro's law
Also called Avogadro constant.
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Medicine definitions for avogadro's number
The number of molecules in a mole of a substance, approximately 6.0225 X 1023.Avogadro's constant
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Science definitions for avogadro's number
The number of atoms or molecules in a mole of a substance, approximately 6.0225 X 1023. It is based on the number of carbon atoms in 12 grams of carbon 12.
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