Every year, on Oct.23, beginning at 6:02 a.m. and ending at 6:02 p.m., chemistry students everywhere celebrate “Mole Day.” A mole is a unit of measurement for the amount of substance or chemical amount. Just as 1 dozen = 12, 1 mole = 6.022 x 10^23. It is a convenient way to express the amounts of reactants and products of chemical reactions and considerably simplifies many chemical and physical computations. The 10^23 value is why mole day is celebrated on 10/23, and the 6.02 is why it starts and ends at 6:02 a.m. and p.m., respectively. Debra Clanton’s chemistry classes at South Walton High School went on a scavenger hunt around the school finding the mole (unit of measurement for the amount of substance or chemical amount). Meagan McGee, Robert Fulton, Ellen Wright, Killian Berry, Charles Egstad, and Savanah Hiers completed their hunt and agreed it was fun to learn chemistry.
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