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Emma October 24th, 2013 12:02am

Happy Mole Day! In chemistry terms (*not* biology), do you know what a mole is?

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bliggs Veni Vidi Vigor
10/24/13 7:34 am

It's like a double secret undercover agent! ;-)

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Emma Austin.ish.
10/23/13 9:00 pm

Just in case you wanted to learn through music...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY0LepL9Qxe

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Ernest Make it so
10/23/13 10:52 pm

Music!!!! :D

listgarten SF Bay Area
10/23/13 8:08 pm

6.022 x 10^23 atoms

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LilL44 Stuck In Suburbia
10/23/13 8:03 pm

Started learning about it in chemistry this Monday! BLEH!

LilL44 Stuck In Suburbia
10/24/13 6:24 am

I'm not so good with math and such

FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
10/23/13 7:49 pm

Until today, I never realized how many bad puns can be created with the word "mole."

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Statek Im from the Internet
10/23/13 7:47 pm

Taking ap chem in high school right now
Two days ago I got a .006% error on a lab involving Mg an HCl
.006% in a high school lab
That's insane
5% is great, 1% is essentially perfect
Lab partner and I celebrated
Oh yeah
Mole
6.02*10^23 Particles

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FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
10/23/13 7:10 pm

Avogadro's number is an amount, like a dozen, except a whole lot bigger. It's roughly how many hydrogen atoms you need to amount to one gram: 6.022 x 10^23. To put this into perspective, if you evenly distributed a mole of pennies among all the . . .

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FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
10/23/13 7:11 pm

. . . people on earth, EVERYONE would receive about $837,805,012,082.92.

CorblaKhan Team Skynet
10/23/13 7:19 pm

I like this plan. Can we do that? Only since that would screw with the world economy, let's give it all to me.

FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
10/23/13 7:24 pm

Well, the sheer number of pennies would take up the equivalent of about 1/3 of the Pacific Ocean: 216,792,000 km cubed of pennies (the Pacific Ocean has a volume of about 660,000,000 km cubed).

CorblaKhan Team Skynet
10/23/13 7:27 pm

My finances can be responsible for the rising sea level! Go me!

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
10/23/13 6:41 pm

Yer smart, we get it.
(LLOL)

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ozzy
10/23/13 6:40 pm

Nerdy girls are soo Hott

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CorblaKhan Team Skynet
10/23/13 7:30 pm

I thought Emma was cute, until I found out what a nerd she is. Now I she makes the sun look tepid.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/23/13 6:34 pm

It takes a big bowl to hold a mole of Skittles. A really big bowl.

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CorblaKhan Team Skynet
10/23/13 7:20 pm

Surely we can do better than skittles, though...

Skarface Banned
10/23/13 5:58 pm

6.02 x 10^23 molecules. That's the one thing that I remember from chemistry. Also, I've never understood why mole day is 10/23 and not 6/2.

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Emma Austin.ish.
10/23/13 6:03 pm

because a lot of schools get out in May ;)

Skarface Banned
10/23/13 6:04 pm

That's true.

cyanospool The Deep North
10/23/13 7:16 pm

Nvm, it can be either.

CorblaKhan Team Skynet
10/23/13 7:22 pm

As a mole represents a large number, clearly the holiday should last from 6/02 until 10/23, every single one a day off from school/work!

Statek Im from the Internet
10/23/13 7:43 pm

6.02*10^23 Particles*
Not just molecules

CorblaKhan Team Skynet
10/23/13 6:01 pm

I know! I went for physics, instead. I don't know why I felt I had to choose.

Emma Austin.ish.
10/23/13 6:05 pm

my major was biochem, but physics is my true love, so I get it. :)

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
10/23/13 5:44 pm

Vaguely. I remember studying it in high school.

Isomax TIC TOC
10/23/13 5:37 pm

In my circle of friends , they call me the "Mole Man" so yes I do!

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ZiggySpringer Fields of Trenzalore
10/23/13 5:33 pm

One mole of a substance equals that substances atomic mass in grams.

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SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
10/23/13 5:31 pm

6.023x10 to the 23rd molecules. Avagradros number.

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SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
10/23/13 5:34 pm

It must be 6.022 but anyway I think I remembered pretty well from the 70's.

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
10/24/13 5:36 am

And more trivia that I remember. In an equation multiply the moles by the gram molecular weight to get the grams of the substance.

Jungle in the dog house
10/23/13 5:28 pm

A mole is a foreign spy, probably Kenyan, that has infiltrated the US government.

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Emma Austin.ish.
10/23/13 5:36 pm

ugh, the word 'Kenya' is disallowed in my polls :p

inge MIA
10/23/13 5:28 pm

I remember this. I feel the need to email all my past teachers to let them know haha

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TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
10/23/13 7:19 pm

Brains and beauty!
Watch out for these two, double threat.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/23/13 5:23 pm

I remember learning about it in tenth grade, but I don't remember exactly what it means. Something having to do with molecules.

Wes28 CBus
10/23/13 5:22 pm

My prof opened class with that today haha

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TiltonAllStarz Outside Ur Comfort Zone
10/23/13 5:14 pm

A brown spot.
I haven't a clue.

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JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/23/13 5:12 pm

If I hadn't read these comments, I'd never have a clue. I'm pretty damn science illiterate.

Emma Austin.ish.
10/23/13 5:13 pm

aw. I've taught almost every HS science class now, so if there's ever anything you want to know... :)

JiveYoungKing The Banter Boy
10/23/13 5:15 pm

That's impressive. Haha, I'll try and get a base of understanding with science and if I have a difficult question I'll ask you. Otherwise we'd be here for a long ass time :P

Thank you though, I'll definitely take you up on that sometime.

Mattwall1
10/23/13 5:09 pm

Great question and pic btw and oso got it correct so I'll quote him "A certain amount of an element. The atomic mass = mass of one mole. Number of atoms in a mole is avogadros number."

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Mattwall1
10/23/13 5:14 pm

Your welcome

osouless Whats Next
10/23/13 5:06 pm

A certain amount of an element. The atomic mass = mass of one mole. Number of atoms in a mole is avogadros number.

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RJ1969 SoCal
10/23/13 5:14 pm

And avagadros number is how many you put in to make guacamole right.

Emma Austin.ish.
10/23/13 5:16 pm

mmm. I had chem class parties that always included guacaMOLE. and MOLEten chocolate lava cake.

susanr Colorado
10/23/13 6:47 pm

One of our favorite restaurants here is Avogadro's Number. I really don't know why.

truantics Connecticut
10/23/13 5:06 pm

Moley, moley, moley!

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MJSeals J.D.
10/23/13 5:06 pm

It is 6.022x10^23 (the number of molecules) this is one mole.

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Gill81 Burque
10/23/13 5:04 pm

I have chem now and hate it.

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Gill81 Burque
10/23/13 5:07 pm

Okay I'll love it just for you.

Emma Austin.ish.
10/23/13 5:07 pm

aww! ❤️

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/23/13 5:04 pm

6.022 x 10^23
I know it's a chemical mass, but I haven't done much chemistry lately...

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/23/13 5:05 pm

My high school chemistry teacher made a shirt for this day, and she threw a party celebrating the origins...

Emma Austin.ish.
10/23/13 5:03 pm

it's 6.02 x 10^23 particles, in case you're wondering. :)

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
10/23/13 5:05 pm

technically any unit but its only practical with atoms and particles..

Emma Austin.ish.
10/23/13 5:05 pm

I have many good memories of meeting chem students at IHOPs/coffee shops at 6:02 am to celebrate Mole Day. :)

Emma Austin.ish.
10/23/13 5:06 pm

it's kind of like a dozen is 12 of something, Kay

Kay41 the Midwest
10/23/13 5:08 pm

I am going to blame Mr. Dewey for my lack of knowledge of chemistry! :)

Kay41 the Midwest
10/23/13 5:03 pm

Chemistry was my worst subject! :(