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)
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.
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.
Origin of faraday
From Michael Faraday, English chemist and physicist.