A unit of electric charge equal to Faraday’s constant.
- One faraday of electricity is equal to one mole of electrons, which is equal to 96,487 coulombs of electricity.
- Although the faraday, the measure of an electrical charge named after him (one faraday is equal to the charge of 6.02 × 1023), has been superseded by the SI unit coulomb, Faraday's name continues to live through the farad.
- A mole of electrons, that is, 6.02 x 10 of them, is called a faraday.
Early 20th century: coined in German from the name of Faraday, Michael.
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