Mole Day

A day to celebrate chemistry’s favorite unit — the mole. But what’s a mole?

Chemistry’s favorite unit – the Mole. Mole Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated among chemists on Oct. 23, between 6:02 a.m. and 6:02 p.m. But what really is a mole?
 
Key Takeaways:
 
  • A day to celebrate a very important idea in the sub-microscopic world.
  • Amedeo Avogadro predicted that equal volumes of different gases would contain the same number of molecules
  • Now just how many is 6.02 x 10²³?
 
“In chemistry, the mole is a unit used to talk about atoms. It is similar to other units we use everyday.”

Read more: http://theconversation.com/a-day-to-celebrate-chemistrys-favorite-unit-the-mole-but-whats-a-mole-104838

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