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Everywhere I look I find that Avogadro's "equal volumes have equal number of molecules" stated and Cannizaro used that to help determine atomic mass. Students have asked me how "Avogadro's number" was determined. More interesting is how it was first proposed. the reasoning behind it. ANd how were atomic masses first determined by Cannizarro? Can you tie all this together in a simple way that my high school Science History class will "get it." I found Cannizarro's 3 part paper online that explained how he did this, but it was frankly so specific and detailed that we simply don't comprehend his procedure. Please help us.
Re: How did Cannizarro use use Avogardo's Principle to determine atomic mass?
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