Calculating Chemistry’s Most Famous Number

Avogadro did not discover Avogadro’s Number

You know this. However, Amadeo Avogadro is responsible for the initial hypothesis that spawned the subsequent calculations of his namesake number. His hypothesis stated that all gases have the same number of particles in a given volume as long as the temperature and pressure…

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