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How much is a… 1.Pair 2.Trilogy 3.Gross 4.Score 5.Dozen 6.Octet 7.Quartet 8.Bakers Dozen 9.Grand 2 3 144 20 12 8 4 13 1000 Words can be a handy way to talk about numbers, especially if…

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Atoms are really small So, whenever there are enough of them that you can see it, thats a LOT of atoms! Nobody would want to count them Chemists talk about groups of atoms called moles

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Did you say MOLE? Im pretty sure she did…

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A mole in Chemistry is just an amount (like dozen)- so chemists can talk about groups of atoms Its 6.02 x 10 23

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Why 6.02 x 10 23, you ask? Thats the # amu it takes to make 1g Sometimes its called Avogadros number, named after this handsome chap

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6.02 x 10 23 is awfully big… If I gave all of the citizens of the US (about 300 million) 1 mole of dollar bills and everyone spent 100 dollars a second It would still take 636,000 years for it to be spent! If you had a mole of pennies and gave away $1 million a day, it would take you more than 3000 years to give away all of your money!

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The mass of that many animal moles would weigh More than 1.3 times the mass of the moon More than 60 times the combined mass of the earths oceans 6.02 x 10 23 is awfully big…

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If you lined up that many animal moles, they would stretch From earth to alpha centauri 2 million times! 6.02 x 10 23 is awfully big…

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Avogadros number of popcorn kernels would cover the earth with a depth of over 9 miles Pop cans would cover it 200 miles deep A mole of basketballs would make a new planet the size of earth 6.02 x 10 23 is awfully big…

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If you count 1 number a second, it would take you 11.5 days to count to 1 million If everyone on the planet collectively counted to 6.02x10 23, it would take 2,845,590 years! 6.02 x 10 23 is awfully big…

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Your turn! How much would a mole of rice grains weigh? How about marshmallows… how deep would a mole of marshmallows cover the earth?

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Mole Pictures! Draw a picture which includes Mole Avogadro 6.02 x 10 23 Get creative and colorful!

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