Celebrate Mole Day with the Department of Chemistry – October 23

Join the Illinois Tech chemistry department for a Chemistry Show to celebrate Mole Day on Friday, October 23 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in Wishnick Hall Auditorium. Some of the chemistry demos planned are clock reaction, oxidation of luminol, dehydration of sugar, and reaction of magnesium and carbon dioxide.

Mole Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated among chemists on October 23 between 6:02 a.m. and 6:02 p.m.—i.e., 6:02 10/23, Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro’s constant (approximately 6.02 × 1023), defining the number of particles in one mole of substance. A mole is one of the seven base SI units (International System of Units).

The first 50 participants will receive an official American Chemical Society Nan-O-Mole, a small stuffed animal mole complete with lab safety goggles.