faraday


noun

  1. Michael,1791–1867, English physicist and chemist: discoverer of electromagnetic induction.
  2. a unit of electricity used in electrolysis, equal to 96,500 coulombs.

noun

  1. a quantity of electricity, used in electrochemical calculations, equivalent to unit amount of substance of electrons. It is equal to the product of the Avogadro number and the charge on the electron and has the value 96 487 coulombs per moleSymbol: F

noun

  1. 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

n.

  1. The electric charge required to deposit or liberate 1 gram equivalent weight of a substance in electrolysis, approximately 9.6494 X 104 coulombs.

  1. A measure of electric charge equal to the charge carried by one mole of electrons, about 96,494 coulombs per mole. The faraday is used in measurements of the electricity required to break down a compound by electrolysis.

  1. British physicist and chemist whose experiments into the connections between electricity, magnetism, and light laid the foundation for modern physics. In addition to discovering electromagnetic induction, he invented the electric motor, generator, and transformer, and he discovered the carbon compound benzene.

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