Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Mole Day!

What happens at 6:02 on 10/23? Can't figure it out? It's mole day!

Mole day is celebrated from 6:02am-6:02pm on October 23 to commemorate Avogadro's number: 6.02x1023 (get it?). I'm sure the chemistry-lovers out there already know this, but to clarify: Avogadro determined that one mole of any given substance contains 6.02x1023 particles.

So, to celebrate, get crazy--drink one mole of water (18g or 0.63 ounces) at 6:02am!

*Don't worry, it's still the 22nd. We just wanted to prepare you for tomorrow.

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