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Avogadro number

Pronunciation: ah-vo-gahd'ro

Definition: the number of molecules in 1 gram-molecular weight (1 mol) of any compound; defined as the number of atoms in 0.0120 kg of pure carbon-12; equivalent to 6.0221367 × 1023.

Synonym(s): Avogadro constant

[Amadeo Avogadro]

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