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Amedeo Avogadro - Biography, Works, Reactions of the Scientific Community, Named after him

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Scientist, born in Turin, Piedmont, NW Italy. In 1811 he formulated the hypothesis, known as Avogadro's law, that equal volumes of gases contain equal numbers of molecules, when at the same temperature and pressure. The principle did not come to be accepted until the work of Cannizzaro in the 1850s. Avogadro became professor of physics at Turin (1834–59).

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