Avogadro's hypothesis


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Noun1.Avogadro's hypothesis - the principle that equal volumes of all gases (given the same temperature and pressure) contain equal numbers of molecules
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
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Avogadro's hypothesis suggests that there would be hardly any molecule of the original drug present in the patient's dose of centesimal potencies higher than the 12th.
Another example of a theory whose only advantage over similar but unintuitive theories was its quantitative parsimony was Avogadro's hypothesis, developed in the early nineteenth century to help explain the behaviour of gases(11) in chemical reactions.
Despite the fact that he ignored Avogadro's hypothesis (see 1811) and made mistakes for that reason, many of his figures were reasonably correct.