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The place of birth and death is mentioned as Turin, Italy, but I don't think there is a nation "Italy" at that time. I don't remember exactly but it should be either Duchy of Savoy or Kingdom of Sardinia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:09, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

took out useless line about smoking, no proof, not to mention this has little to do with avogadro and his life----yo mama!

Why all the Italian, and no translations? It's frustrating when doing research.

if you look harder it has the translation on the page

  • I removed the obscene comment above. (jackpotden)

Head shape??Edit

The shape of his head and eyes reminds me of brian peppers,im a bird

any link to that, in terms of an illness?
I don't know who that is, but Avogadro's got Bette Davis eyes by the look of it. (Or Bette Davis has Avogadro eyes as he's first)--T. Anthony 02:18, 25 June 2006 (UTC)
It says it is a caricature, could that have been added later? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:47, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

I have to admit his head does look a bit deformed, but any reference to Brian Peppers is off limits on wikipedia (Look for yourself). Anyway, the illness is termed Apert's Syndrome ( although I would doubt that Avagadro had that, more likely just a portrait of less than handsome gentleman. J Shultz 03:44, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

Maybe he had Craniosynostosis. It seems your head can be any shape or size with that and your hands and feet would still be unaffected. -Me412

Ya noobsauce it has translation on page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:14, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Mainly because of the ellipse his head seems too small compared to other scientists. Unless someone here objects, I plan to zoom in a bit on his portrait later this week. He deserves better treatment! --User:SusanLesch-- — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:46, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Ellipse cropped out. He looks a lot more like the impressive scientist he was. -SusanLesch (talk) 17:48, 21 November 2015 (UTC)
Repeating that edit now. -SusanLesch (talk) 00:46, 15 January 2017 (UTC)


why and how excactly did avogadro invent this unit?

If you are talking about the mole, Avogadro himself didn't have a great deal to do with it, though his work certainly is closely related. It was Johann Josef Loschmidt who discovered the value of the Avogadro constant. The mole itself isn't really much of a unit, it's just a way of saying 'number of atoms' but using a large number for practical reasons, and using molecular weights and grams as a convenient standard so that no conversions are needed. Richard001 06:21, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

did he win a nobel prize or any other award/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:30, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Since the Nobel Prizes weren't established until 50 years after Avogadro's death, he could hardly have won one. Jhobson1 (talk) 15:00, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Explanation requestedEdit

The text at 2pm EST 27 March 2008 contains the section:

"Only through studies by Charles Frédéric Gerhardt and Auguste Laurent on organic chemistry was it possible to demonstrate that Avogadro's law explained why the same quantities of molecules in a gas have the same volume."

I'm very keen to understand why equal volumes of gases (at the same physical conditions) contain equal numbers of molecules. The above suggests that an explanation exists, but the cited Wikipedia pages give no such explanation. Can any editors help?

BTW - I consider the physical facts that lead to Avogadro's hypothesis (ie that equal volumes of gases (at the same physical conditions) contain equal numbers of molecules) to be a remarkable physical circumstsnce - and one that led to the full development of modern chemistry - any views on that too? john courtneidge —Preceding comment was added at 18:12, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

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Graduated ecclesiastical law at 31?Edit

Encyclopedia Britannica has Avogadro graduating at the age of 16 and receiving his doctorate and starting to practice at the age of 20. Is there a source supporting the age stated in this Wikipedia article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fuzzy Bison (talkcontribs) 07:01, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Number of kidsEdit

Some sources say he had six kids and some say seven. A Google search for "Amedeo Avogadro"+"six children" versus "Amedeo Avogadro"+"seven children" shows about a 600:300 ratio of results. It's unclear to me at the moment what is accurate. Jason Quinn (talk) 15:04, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

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