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National Mole Day Oct 23rd – Mole of Fortune Celebrated 20 - October - 2008

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International Mole Day Mole of Fortune

International Mole Day "Mole of Fortune"

 

 Oct 23rd is almost upon us again and it is time for International Mole Day 2008!

Theme this year is “Mole of Fortune.”

 

What is Mole Day?

 

Mole Day Logo

Mole Day Logo

 

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.

 

Check out more at the International Mole Day website!

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Steve
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