All About Moles: A Quiz

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EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW

ABOUT MOLES:

A QUIZ

Mole—a skin growth that should be tested for cancer. An animal that, while making an upheaval of your yard, benefits the soil by aerating it.

800px-Mol_in_brons

Or a massive structure, usually of stone, used as a pier, breakwater, or junction between places separated by water.

But what about the other mole? One I vaguely remember from my chemistry classes? The one we celebrate on October 23?

Below are a few questions about this lesser known mole.

  1. Wilhelm Ostwald coined the term mole in 1894 by shortening what word?
  2. What is a mole?
  3. What is the phrase the mole is known as?
  4. What is a mole equal to?
  5. One mole is the equivalent to how much paper?
  6. Mole Day has a different theme each year. Last year it was Mole-O-Ween. Some of the themes have been Molar Eclipse, Mole of Fortune, AniMOLE kingdom, Molemorial Day, and Moledi gras. What is the Mole Day theme for 2015?
  7. Why is Mole Day celebrated between the hours of 6:02 a. m. and 6:02 p. m. on October 23rd?
  8. Who discovered the mole?
  9. In 2011 what did the governing body over weights and measures agree to investigate?
  10. What foods are appropriate to use in a Mole Day celebration?

BONUS QUESTION

What does a mole of moles look like?

Click on ‘more’ to find the answers

ANSWERS

  1. Molecule1
  2. A mole is a measure of molecules that states an equal volume of all gasses, at the same temperature and pressure, have the same number of molecules.5   The basic correlation is that a mole is the amount of any known or unknown substance that has as many elementary entities as there are atoms in twelve grams of pure carbon-12. This unit of measurement, one of the recognized units of measurement in the International System of Units, is used in chemistry and other related fields like biochemistry and biophysics.1
  3. Avogadro’s Constant5
  4. A mole is equal to 6.022 X 10 to the 23rd power.5
  5. It’s believed that one mole of paper, if stacked, can reach the moon more than 80 billion times. Another fact is that one mole of grain of sand would be much more than that what is there at Miami Beach. Furthermore, one mole is approximately 1,616,434 light years or it can also be easily 8 times around our galaxy. One mole of seconds is approximately 19 quadrillion years; is 954,150 times the age of the universe or is 4,240,666 times earth’s age. Also, one mole of cents would be good enough to repay the debt of United States of America 86 million times.2
  6. May the MOLES Be With You.3
  7. The chemical formula for a mole starts with the number 6.02?6
  8. It’s attributed to 18th century Italian scientist Lorenzo Romano Amedeo Carlo Avogadro di Queregna e di Cerreto, known as Amedeo Avogadro.5
  9. Alternatives to the mole.1
  10. Foods that play with the word mole or Avogadro. Car-mole apples, mole-ton chocolate cake, mar-mole-ade cookies are some of the food items that can be used to celebrate mole day. Foods with avocado which should be played as Avogadro can be tried. Foods in the shape of a mole such as cakes or cookies in the shape of a mole.4

BONUS QUESTION ANSWER

An eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) weighs about 75 grams, which means a mole of moles weighs (6.022×10^23)×75g≈4.52×10^22kg. That’s a little over half the mass of our moon.5

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SOURCES

1 http://www.softschools.com/facts/chemistry/mole_facts/738/

2 http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Society/mole-day-facts.php

3 http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Society/mole-day-themes.php

4 http://www.altiusdirectory.com/Society/mole-day-food-ideas.php

5 http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/23/5-Fun-Facts-about-Mole-Day/

6 http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/October/nationalmoleday.htm

Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Moles_in_art#/media/File:Mol_in_brons.JPG

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About carolyncholland

In several if my nine lives I have been a medical lab technician and a human service worker specializing in child day care, adoptions and family abuse. Currently I am a photo/journalist/writer working on a novel and a short story. My general writings can be viewed at www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com. My novel site is www.intertwinedlove.wordpress.com.
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