Mole Day
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´╗┐Mole Day is the official holiday of chemistry. In honor of Avogadro's number, 6.02 x 1023, Mole Day is celebrated each year on October 23rd from 6:02AM to 6:02PM.
Why is a mole important?
Well... atoms are very small, so similar to the concept of the number 12 representing a dozen of any object, when we count particles in chemistry, we always count by numbers representing the quantity expressed as a mole.
Therefore, the quantity 6.02 x 1023 represents the number of particles, either atoms or molecules, found in one mole of any substance.

In honor of Mole Day, you will be given the opportunity to select an extra credit project. Click on the link to the Word document to view the project options. Please let me know which project you select by posting your choice on the discussion page of the wiki.


Follow this link to a listing of the Mole Day projects. You will only be allowed to create one extra credit project. Choose carefully!


Use this pattern if you choose to create a mole.

National Mole Day Foundation
Visit the official Mole Day Foundation site. Read about the history of Mole Day, gather some Mole Day project ideas,
nominate someone for the 'Mole of the Year' award, or purchase official Mole Day merchandise.

Mole Day Jokes & Terms
Browse the dictionary of Mole Day terms and jokes.
No chemistry vocabulary is complete without this set of official terms!


Do you know the offcial Mole Day Song?