Table of Contents

- 1 When did Amedeo Avogadro make his discovery?
- 2 How was the Avogadro number obtained?
- 3 What is Avogadro’s full name?
- 4 Why is Avogadro’s number so important?
- 5 How did Avogadro discover the mole?
- 6 What was Amedeo Avogadro’s most famous discovery?
- 7 Why is the atomic theory of Amedeo Avogadro important?

## When did Amedeo Avogadro make his discovery?

1811

In 1811 Avogadro hypothesized that equal volumes of gases at the same temperature and pressure contain equal numbers of molecules.

## How was the Avogadro number obtained?

French physicist Jean Baptiste Perrin used the term Avogadro’s number for the first time while explaining Brownian motion. The value of Avogadro’s number was obtained by dividing the charge of a mole of electrons by the charge of a single electron which is equal to 6.02214154 x 1023 particles per mole.

**What evidence supports Avogadro’s Hypothesis?**

What evidence supports Avogadro’s hypothesis? Observed behavior when some gases combine. For example, when 2 volumes of hydrogen combine with 1 volume of oxygen, 2 volumes of water vapor are formed. This can be explained only if hydrogen and oxygen are diatomic.

**How did Amedeo Avogadro contribute to chemistry?**

Notes: Amedeo Avogadro’s (1776-1856) principal contribution to chemistry was a paper in which he advanced two hypotheses: (1) that equal volumes of gas contain equal numbers of molecules and (2) that elementary gases such as hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen were composed of two atoms.

### What is Avogadro’s full name?

Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro

Amedeo Avogadro/Full name

Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro de Quaregna e di Cerreto – better known as Amedeo Avogadro – was born in Turin, the capital city of Piedmont (now part of northern Italy) on June 9th, 1776.

### Why is Avogadro’s number so important?

Avogadro’s number is one of the fundamental constants of chemistry. It permits one to compare the different atoms or molecules of given substances where the same number of atoms or molecules are being compared.

**Why is Avogadro’s Hypothesis useful?**

Avogadro’s hypothesis is crucially important in the history of chemistry: Avogadro’s hypothesis made it possible to determine relative molar masses. This made it possible to determine molecular formulas for gaseous substances and to create the atomic mass scale.

**How is Avogadro’s law used in everyday life?**

Avogadro’s Law in Everyday Life When you blow up a balloon, you are adding molecules of gas into it. The result is that the volume of the balloon increases – and in order to do this, you decrease the number of molecules in your lungs (which decreases their volume)! A bicycle pump does the same thing to a bicycle tire.

#### How did Avogadro discover the mole?

Contrary to the beliefs of generations of chemistry students, Avogadro’s number—the number of particles in a unit known as a mole—was not discovered by Amadeo Avogadro (1776-1856). In 1865 Loschmidt used kinetic molecular theory to estimate the number of particles in one cubic centimeter of gas at standard conditions.

#### What was Amedeo Avogadro’s most famous discovery?

Amedeo Avogadro was best known for creating Avogadro’s Number (or Avogadro’s Constant), discovered in 1820. We use this to calculate the results of chemical reactions.

**When did Amedeo Avogadro come up with the law of gases?**

In 1811 Avogadro put forward a hypothesis that was neglected by his contemporaries for years. Eventually proven correct, this hypothesis became known as Avogadro’s law, a fundamental law of gases.

**How long was Amedeo Avogadro’s hypothesis neglected?**

Curiously, Avogadro’s hypothesis was neglected for half a century after it was first published.

## Why is the atomic theory of Amedeo Avogadro important?

Atomic Theory – Amedeo Avogadro. The mathematical equation for this law is: V/n = k. In this equation, the variable V stands for the volume of the gas, the variable n stands for the amount of substance of the gas, and the variable k stands for proportionality constant. Avogadro’s Law is important because this equation applies to more complicated…