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Amedeo Avogadro

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Amedeo Avogadro

Born 9 August 1776(1776-08-09)
Turin, Italy
Died 9 July 1856(1856-07-09) (aged 79)
Turin, Italy
Nationality Italian
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Turin
Known for Avogadro's law
Avogadro constant

Amedeo Avogadro (9 August 1776, Turin, Piedmont – 9 July 1856) was an Italian scientist. He is most famous for his contributions to molecular theory. The number of elementary entities (atoms, molecules, ions or other particles) in 1 mole of a substance, 6.02214179(30)×1023, is known as the Avogadro constant.