a unit of quantity of electricity, used especially in electrolysis, equal to the amount of charge needed to free one mole of a univalent element (c. 96,485 coulombs): abbrev. F
often called Faraday constant
Origin of faradayafter Faraday
1791-1867; Eng. scientist: noted esp. for his work in electricity & magnetism
A measure of the electric charge carried by one mole of electrons, used in electrolysis as the quantity of charge required to deposit or liberate one gram equivalent weight of a substance, approximately 9.6494 × 104 coulombs.
Origin of faradayAfter Michael Faraday.
From Michael Faraday, English chemist and physicist.