Celebrate Mole Day

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  1. MVeeI

    MVeeI Member

    Mole Day runs from 6:02 AM to 6:02 PM October 23. A mole is 6.02 x 10^23 (Avogadro's number) of objects.

    The mole is useful because it allows a chemist to count by weighing. For example, one mole of hydrogen atoms (H) and one mole of chlorine (Cl) atoms each contain 6.02 x 10^23 particles. They will react to form hydrogen chloride (HCl). H + Cl --> HCl. The atomic weights of H and Cl are 1 and 35.45 respectively. Therefore 1 g (gram) H and 35.45 g Cl will react to form 36.45 g HCl. You could also use pounds, tons, etc.

    Google Mole Day for more information.
     
  2. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    I nearly shaved one off last week !.
     
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  3. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Nope.

    Congratulations. You made my brain hurt today. :happy088: I had to read it twice to understand it. Math was not one of my stronger subjects.
     
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  4. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    My great-aunt had one too. She revered it so much though she did not shave it off
     
  5. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Minor degree in chemistry here so it all made sense but I have not used any of that information in close to 30 years.

    In any case, it's a fun number to know along with the speed of light because they are just so fantastically big.
     
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  6. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

    All based on carbon 12.

    Exactly 12 grams of pure carbon-12 powder is known as one mole. The number of atoms of carbon-12 present in this one mole sample is 6.022 136 7 x 1023. This number is known as Avogadro’s number.
     
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  7. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    That's nothin', Jon. I've shaved off 6.02 x 10^23 of 'em since I've been here. ;)

    Calling @Trigger since we have a chemistry thread going. :)
     
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  8. Erik Redd

    Erik Redd Lizabeth, baby, I'm comin' to join ya.

  9. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Happy Mole Day! 6.02 x 10^23 is a big number! 1,000,000,000,000 x 602,000,000,000 = 1 x 10 ^12 × 6.02 ×10^11. That is like being paid 1 trillion dollars, 602 billion times or 1 trillion dollars every week for approx 11.58 billion years. Suffice it to say, that is one big annuity!
     
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  10. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

    ...or the US military yearly budget. :scared003:
     
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  11. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I rewrote it to say 1 trillion dollars per week for 11.58 billion years. Anyway you slice it, it is a lot of moolah.
     
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  12. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

    MUCHO DINERO!
     
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  13. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

    Is that a picture of you sitting in traffic on the LIE?
     
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  14. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    No, I was in a recreational park's lot.
     
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  15. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

  16. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Oh, so your dentist is British, you say? Huh. :D
     
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  17. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Happy Mole Day! How exactly do you celebrate?
     
  18. MVeeI

    MVeeI Member

    I watch this video

    and try to be as cool as B-Mess.
     
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  19. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Way more than 6.02x10^23 mc (molecules) here

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  20. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Have some guacamole!
     

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