Yep, we’re coming up on International Mole Day! Mole Day will be celebrated on October 23rd, from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm. (The reasons for that will become clear in a moment.) This day honors Amadeo Avogadro and his constant, 6.022 x 10^23. The Mole is a specific measure of atoms, such that there are 6.022 x 10^23 atoms in a mole.
As a Chemistry student, I am celebrating on Friday the 22nd. I have to make a mole (a small, furry stuffed creature) for a test grade, and I’m also making Chicken Molé (get it? Haha!) for 3 assignment grades - this will raise my final grade 6 points (for example, go from a 91 to a 97) .
So… what are YOU doing for Mole Day?
SanibelMan – The Man From Sanibel
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