Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Welcome to Mole Day

Welcome to Mole Day Festivities
At Peru State College
October 23, 2007

Dr. Dennis Welsh and the Mole Day Crew

On Tuesday, Dr. Dennis Welsh and and a group of Chemistry students organized Mole Day (click on the link to learn more about this special day), which celebrates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23), a basic measuring unit in chemistry. Mole Day was created to foster interest in chemistry and celebrates the wonderfully mysterious and important number in the image below, which you can also eat.

As the following pictures indicate, the day featured plenty of chemistry fun, including games, experiments, and lots of Mole-inspired food.

To see more of the festivities or just to enjoy more Mole Day images, check out the slide show. And to view a video of the Mole Day Magic Show, just click below. The short film clip features explosions, from a burning dollar bill to a lava flow; for an explanation of the chemistry involved, you will have to tackle a scientist, or give Dennis a call.

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