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The faraday is a dimensionless unit of electric charge quantity, equal to approximately 6.02 x 10 23 electric charge carriers. This is equivalent to one mole , also known as Avogadro's constant .

In the International System of Units ( SI ), the coulomb (C) is the preferred unit of electric charge quantity. It is equivalent to one ampere-second (1 A · s) and represents approximately 6.24 x 10 18 electric charge carriers. To convert from coulombs to faradays, multiply by 1.04 x 10 -5 . To convert from faradays to coulombs, multiply by 9.65 x 10 4 .

The faraday and the farad are named after Michael Faraday, one of the independent inventors of the electric motor in the early 1800s.

Also see coulomb , mole , International System of Units ( SI ), and Table of Physical Units .

This was last updated in March 2010

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Wrong! Not just once, but twice. The Faraday is not dimensionless, it has the dimension of coulombs. (This should be obvious, even to the author, given the explanation provided.) It is also not a mol of any arbitrary charge carrier but, specifically, one mol of electrons. You really shouldn't post on Physics if you don't even understand the basic units.
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