National Mole Day is celebrated on October 23rd each year from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm, in observance of the "mole." For 2018, the Mole Day theme is "Moley Potter." The "mole" is a way of counting Avagadro's number, which is 6.02 x 10 to the 23rd power of anything (just as a dozen is a way of counting 12 of anything).

Mole Day owes its existence to a 19th century physics professor named Amedeo Avagadro. He discovered that the number of molecules in a "mole" is the same for all substances. Because of this, chemists are able to accurately measure quantities of chemicals.

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