Ten fun facts about Amedeo Avogadro
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He is most noted for his contributions to molecular theory, including what is known as Avogadro's law.
In tribute to him, the number of elementary entities (atoms, molecules, ions or other particles) in 1 mole of a substance, is known as the Avogadro constant.
In 1820, he became professor of physics at the University of Turin.
Avogadro was active in the revolutionary movements of 1821 against King Victor Emmanuel I.Fact 5
Eventually, King Charles Albert granted a Constitution (Statuto Albertino) in 1848. Well before this, Avogadro had been recalled to the university in Turin in 1833, where he taught for another twenty years.Fact 6
Avogadro held posts dealing with statistics, meteorology, and weights and measures (he introduced the metric system into Piedmont) and was a member of the Royal Superior Council on Public Instruction.Fact 7
Avogadro is hailed as a founder of the atomic-molecular theory.Fact 8
Avogadro began his college education when he was only 13 years old and graduated at the age of 16.Fact 9
By the time he was 20, he received his Ph.D.Fact 10
Though he followed the footsteps of his father to become a lawyer in 1796, he developed an interest for studying mathematics and physics along the way. This passion, turned him into a well-known physicist in his later years. Go to more people facts ❯
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