The Glorious Mole

Recently in chemistry we have been learning about the infamous mole. Despite the fact that we learned about the burrowing creature in biology, the chemistry mole is just a gigantic number. Avogadro’s, not avocado, number is simply 6.022 X 10^23. This seems pretty intimidating at first, but as you work with the mole one can realize that it is just another unit of measurement like dozen or ream. The mole is just the chemists way of keeping the “flow” going simply. It expresses the amount in a chemical substance. It tells you how much of an element is in a certain substance. 

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