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Faraday

Michael. 1791--1867, English physicist and chemist who discovered electromagnetic induction, leading to the invention of the dynamo. He also carried out research into the principles of electrolysis
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Faraday

 

a subsidiary unit used in electrochemistry to denote a quantity of electricity. The faraday was named after M. Faraday. As of 1973, 1 faraday = (9.648456 ± 0.000027) × 104 coulombs; that is, 1 faraday is equal to the same number of coulombs as there are coulombs per mole in the Faraday constant.

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faraday

[′far·ə‚dā]
(physics)
The electric charge required to liberate 1 gram-equivalent of a substance by electrolysis; experimentally equal to 96,485.3415 ± 0.0039 coulombs. Also known as Faraday constant.
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