I just wanted to say happy mole day to all my mole friends out there. It’s a great day for us so take off from school or work and enjoy the day.
Sending kudos to my mole friends.
And to all you other moles out there, keep doing what you do!
HOLD ON…. Mole day isn’t a day for the mammal but for the chemistry unit, wow that’s not fair. I think this day should be shared, what are your thoughts? More on National Mole Day below 😦 .
What is Mole Day?
Celebrated annually on October 23 from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m., Mole Day commemorates Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day was created as a way to foster interest in chemistry. Schools throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Mole Day with various activities related to chemistry and/or moles.
For a given molecule, one mole is a mass (in grams) whose number is equal to the atomic mass of the molecule. For example, the water molecule has an atomic mass of 18, therefore one mole of water weighs 18 grams. An atom of neon has an atomic mass of 20, therefore one mole of neon weighs 20 grams. In general, one mole of any substance contains Avogadro’s Number of molecules or atoms of that substance. This relationship was first discovered by Amadeo Avogadro (1776-1858) and he received credit for this after his death.
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