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Avogadro

[ah-vuh-gah-droh; Italian ah-vaw-gah-draw] /ˌɑ vəˈgɑ droʊ; Italian ˌɑ vɔˈgɑ drɔ/
noun
1.
Count Amadeo
[ah-mah-de-aw] /ˌɑ mɑˈdɛ ɔ/ (Show IPA),
1776–1856, Italian physicist and chemist.
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  • The mental surroundings of the chemists of that age did not allow them fully to appreciate the work of Avogadro.

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

  • Like the atomic theory itself, Avogadro's law is an outcome of physical work and of physical reasoning.

    Heroes of Science M. M. Pattison Muir
  • In 1811 Avogadro distinguished between the ultimate particles of compounds and elements.

    Heroes of Science M. M. Pattison Muir
  • According to Avogadro the water vapor contains twice as many atoms of hydrogen as of oxygen.

  • We make use of Avogadro's law and of the definition of "atom" which has been deduced from it (see p. 142).

    Heroes of Science M. M. Pattison Muir
  • This number, by the way, is known to science as "Avogadro's Constant."

  • This deduction from Avogadro's law is now a part and parcel of our general chemical knowledge.

    Heroes of Science 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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  • It is to the molecule, considered as the unit of physical structure, that Avogadro's law applies.

British Dictionary definitions for Avogadro

Avogadro

/ˌævəˈɡɑːdrəʊ; Italian avoˈɡaːdro/
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-gä'drō)   
Italian chemist and physicist who formulated the hypothesis known as Avogadro's law in 1811.
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