Anyone who’d taken Chemistry in high school should remember this day. My chem teacher, Mrs. Young, allowed us to bring food and have a party — was one of the most fun moments in Chemistry class, right up there with Mrs. Young’s demonstration of chemicals that ignite when exposed to oxygen! (FIRE! FIRE! *g*)
Mole Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated among chemists in North America on October 23, between 6:02 AM and 6:02 PM, making the date 6:02 10/23 in the American way of writing out dates. The time and date are derived from Avogadro’s number, which is approximately 6.02Ã—1023, defining the number of particles (atoms or molecule) in a mole, one of the seven basic SI units. Many high schools around the United States and in Canada celebrate Mole Day as a way to get their students interested in chemistry.