Amedeo Avogadro

(1776—1856) Italian chemist and physicist

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(1776–1856) Italian chemist and physicist.

In 1811 he published his hypothesis (see Avogadro's law), which provided a method of calculating molecular weights from vapour densities. The importance of the work remained unrecognized, however, until championed by Stanislao Cannizzaro (1826–1910) in 1860.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

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