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Mole Day
10-23-2005, 05:58 PM
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Mole Day
Today is a special day for nerds everywhere.

it's....MOLE DAY!

the day we celebrate the scientific quantity of molecules needed to equal a substance's molecular weight.

the number is 6.0225 x10^23, and since it's the 23rd day of the 10th month, today is Mole day. You could also sing the Mole Song at 6:02.

The Mole Song:



A Mole Is a Unit

A mole is an animal that burrows in the ground,
Or a spot on your chin that you gotta shave around.
But there's another kind of mole of interest to me,
That's the kind of mole they use in chemistry.


Chorus: A mole is a unit, or have you heard,
Containing six times ten to the twenty-third,
That's a six with twenty-three zero's at the end,
Much too big a number to comprehend.


Say you had a mole of pennies to distribute 'round the world,
Give to each of the five billion grownups, boys, and girls,
There wouldn't be a single person down and out of luck,
Cause everybody in the world would get a trillion bucks.

Or say you had a mole of paper and stacked it toward the sky,
Paper's awful thin, but that pile would get so high.
It'd reach up into outer space, in fact I think you'd find,
It'd go up to the moon and back, eighty billion times.


Chorus: A mole is a unit, or have you heard,
Containing six times ten to the twenty-third,
That's a six with twenty-three zero's at the end,
Much too big a number to comprehend.


Suppose a mole of marshmallows fell upon the planet,
Over each square inch of land and sea, think that you could stand it?
That layer would be twelve miles high and of course block our sun,
We're talking close to five million trillion tons.

Well, maybe we could save ourselves if we all started eaten',
One marshmallow each second, not two 'cause that'd be cheatin',
With forty five billion people munching, how long do you think it'd take?
Forty million years, and that's without a bathroom break.


Chorus: A mole is a unit, or have you heard,
Containing six times ten to the twenty-third,
That's a six with twenty-three zero's at the end,
Much too big a number to comprehend.


But say you had a mole of atoms, would the pile be immense,
Should I say the answer now or leave you in suspense?
Well, atoms are so very small, very small, you understand,
You could hold a mole of atoms in the palm of your hand.

So shake a little sugar in the middle of your palm,
Now you don't want to spill it, so try and stay calm.
You hardly can imagine and barely realize,
There're more atoms in that sugar than stars up in the sky.


Chorus: A mole is a unit, or have you heard,
Containing six times ten to the twenty-third,
That's a six with twenty-three zero's at the end,
Much too big a number to comprehend.



© Copyright Michael Offutt 1988

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So, Mole Day is a day to think about and appreciate Chemistry. Happy Mole Day Everyone!

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10-23-2005, 06:12 PM
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fuck chemistry; fuck chu!

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10-23-2005, 08:30 PM
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This brings back memories of chemistry in grade 11.

Wow.
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10-23-2005, 08:41 PM
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noo!!! don't say that. i've been trying to block out memories of chem in 11th grade.
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10-23-2005, 11:33 PM
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Great, now i'm going to spend the whole day being fearful of exploding test tubes... thanks AD9...
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10-24-2005, 05:31 AM
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You're weird. Go play with your Bunsen burner.
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10-24-2005, 08:02 AM
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it's 6.02214199 × 10^23 with standard uncertainty of 0.000 000 47 × 10^23

approximating jerk.

GO AVOGADRO (even though you didn't actually find the constant, but merely had it named after you to give you the appropriate mad props for laying the ground work for it's discovery)!

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10-24-2005, 12:09 PM
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I think this board finally got too nerdy for me Wink

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To bless this fleeting moment
Yeah, YEAH, YEAH!
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10-24-2005, 03:39 PM
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GimpyJoe Wrote:You're weird. Go play with your Bunsen burner.

it's broken Sad

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10-25-2005, 07:39 AM
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Why is that mole day? Seems like mole day should be in the year 1,691,612,918,539,325,500,000

If I make it there, I'll certainly celebrate "mole day" with you.
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10-25-2005, 09:20 AM
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Sweet. I'll bring the cake and 1,691,612,918,539,325,500,000 candles.
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10-25-2005, 09:52 AM
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Who's bringing lighters for those?

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