Change Avogadro's number to Avocado's number

Change Avogadro's number to Avocado's number

4 May 2021
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Why this petition matters

Started by Thomas Anguson

Avogadro's number is about 6.0221e23. This number is the number of Carbon-12 atoms in 12 grams of Carbon-12. is used constantly in chemistry to perform chemical reactions. It allows an easy way to find the needed amounts of reagents to produce something. Without it, exact measurements will be way off, disrupting much of the world's production. It is very important.

The name of this number come from Amedeo Avogadro - an Italian scientist. He was not, however, the first person to estimate the actual number of atoms or molecules in a substance. As a result, he is getting credited for something in which he shouldn't be credited. It is completely unreasonable to keep his name attached to this number.

Instead, this number should be named... 

Avocado's Number

This is a much better name, for many reasons.

  1. It sounds similar to the original                                                                                                                                                                      There will be less confusion as people will not have to memorise a completely different word - the first three letters are the same.                   
  2.  It has to be changed to something                                                                                                                                                                It can't stay as Avogadro's number because Avogadro doesn't deserve it. If we have to change it, why not make it Avocado's number?
  3. Everybody loves Avocado                                                                                                                                                                              Even if you don't think you like Avocado, you actually do. Renaming it will give avocado more recognition and love.                                        
  4. Chemistry will become more popular                                                                                                                                                          This new name will bring more people to chemistry, expanding its bounds, indirectly creating scientific advancements to improve our world.                                                                                                     
  5. It is funny                                                                                                                                                                                                        Calling it Avocado's number will create laughs all around the world, especially in the chemistry community. This will make the world a happier, and therefore better place.                                                     

Sign this petition, and we will be one step closer to making the world a better place.

For the glory of Avocado!

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