"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my Strength, and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Oct. 23rd is Mole Day
WHY is Oct. 23rd Mole Day you ask?
Avogadro figured out long ago that there are 6.02 x 10 to the 23 power atoms in one atomic mass unit of every element (i.e. look at Carbon on the Periodic Table. It's atomic mass is 12. So in 12 grams of carbon there are 6.02 x 10 to the 23 power atoms of carbon atoms in 12 grams. It works for every element. It makes conversion between elements very easy.).
SO on Oct (10th month) 23 (GET IT??) (10 to the 23rd??) we celebrate mole day.
Well, officially only at 6:02 AM or PM (I forget which).
And I just KNOW all my readers wanted to know this!
Chris (Well, my labs are fun at least - sometimes anyway)