Friday, October 18, 2013

Prepare for Mole Day

Mole Day is fast approaching. For those of you who have never heard of Mole Day, it is celebrated on October 23rd at 6:02 am/pm. Get it? An  Avogadro’s number amount of a particular atom/molecule is called a Mole of that substance, and Avogadro’s number is 6.022x1023 ; hence October 23rd at 6:02 am/pm.

Well I know this is a math blog, but where would chemistry be today without mathematics? Physical chemistry is almost entirely the study of quantum mechanics, and quantum mechanics is centered around the principles of the Schrödinger's equation. So to celebrate I rounded up some videos on the Mole and random, yet fun, sub-subjects... 

I hope you look through the playlist below, as it will take you on a Wiki-binge-like, Youtube adventure.

Enjoy the next half-hour of wasting time self-edification!

Let’s begin with Mole Day:

The Silicon-28 sphere he was speaking of is explained here:

On the topic of SI units, a second is defined by an idea in the same way those scientists wish to define a kilogram:

I am going to leave you with a bit of biology involving a stopped clock (or rather, the illusion of one):

And if you are interested in the Vsauce Leanback but can't seem to click that link... click here!
Have Fun!

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