If we using the American dating style of putting the month before the day then today is Mole Day. We kinda have to go with the American dating style too – can’t have the 23 after the 10 otherwise!
To be specific at 6.02 is the precise time at which we celebrate Mole Day – ideally in a chemistry lab or classroom somewhere. This is a chemistry geek day.
As a reminder; there are 6.02 x 10^23 particles in one mole. Hence 6.02 at 10/23 as the precise time for our geeky festival.
Here’s a roundup of some of the best chemistry geek posts on Geek Native to get you in the mood.
- Look what happens when a red gummy bear encounters Potassium Chlorate
- How long does a wet sponge last against sulphuric acid?
- Exploding watermelons with 10,000 volts
- Slow motion: Using ping-pongs and mouse traps to simulate a nuclear explosion
Which is your favourite?