6.0225 × 10^23 Day on Oct 23rd – National Mole Day ’09

6.0225 × 10^23 Day on Oct 23rd is National Mole Day 2009!

National Mole Day is Oct 23rd

Tuesday, October 23rd is National Mole Day – a Mole being Avogadro’s Number (6.02 x 10^23), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry. With my XYL being the third generation of Chemist in her family, and our eldest Tom KC9JGD in his second year of studying Chemical Engineering Studies, our house will be definitely celebrating National Mole Day !

As serious as Chemists are, they do have a stab at humor, in example:

Q: What did Avogadro teach his students in math class?
A: Moletiplication

We’ll it is a try!

This year is a Railroad Theme National Mole Year – you can find out more if you check out the National Mole Year Foundation to learn more about the Mole Day 09 :

Mole Day '09 Theme

Mole Day '09 Theme

The Molar Express
(C) 2009 Mike Offutt

(Train sounds/whistle segue into chords)

(chorus)
Get on board, get on board
Get on board, that molar express
The mole is your ticket to success
So get on board that molar express

Chemistry can be so cruel,
So many concepts, facts and rules
Equations that make no sense
And problems that are too intense

It’s a like a long long journey for your brain
But you don’t have to walk because there’s a train
And the mole is your ticket to success
so get on board that molar express

Get on board, get on board
Get on board, that molar express
The mole is your ticket to success
So get on board that molar express

….. full lyric at the Mole Day website…..

Lest we forget, the Mole does have a role in the electronics behind Amateur Radio, as it is part of the definition of the unit we call the “Faraday Constant.”

Happy Mole Day on Tuesday October 23rd and I hope with this early head’s up you are ready to celebrate!

73

Steve
K9ZW

Advertisements
Tagged , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: