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Celebrate Mole Day

October 23, 2020
FAQ – Laboratory16

When I was in school, I really loved chemistry.

Well, I really loved the idea of chemistry.

Chemistry makes everything work. We are chemistry.

When it came to studying chemistry, however, I always seemed to come up short. In lab when everyone’s experiment samples turned clear, mine turned red. When everyone’s experiment turned white, mine turned black. And my experience went on from there in the same vein.

I still love the idea and the concepts of chemistry. That is why I am noting mole day today. On October 23, we commemorate Avogadro’s number:

Simply put, Avogadro’s number is the number of particles in a mole. How many particles? Exactly 6.02214085774 ×10 23 mol.

See the 10 23 in the equation above?

It is named after the Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro

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