Friday, October 23, 2009

HAPPY MOLE DAY!

That's right, folks.  It is October 23rd . . . Mole Day!  Today is entirely devoted to celebrating that fabulous number, 6.022 x 1023.  For those of you non-chemistry lovers out there, a mole is a number similar to a dozen.  You could say you have twelve donuts or a dozen donuts.  Same with a mole.  You could say you have a mole of atoms or 6.022 x 1023 atoms.  Lovely, isn't it?

So to celebrate mole day, I decided to do a little real-life chemistry.  I cleaned all of the rust off my beautiful chrome handlebars and fenders with aluminum foil.  Yep, no fancy products needed.  Rust is just oxidized iron, so I wet some aluminum foil and scrub, scrub, scrub, looks like new.  The aluminum acts as a reducing agent to get rid of rust.

Now you see it . . . 

 Now you don't!


Go for it!  Do some chemistry today, even if it is just pouring vinegar on some baking soda and watching it bubble.

5 comments:

Sarah McK said...

Does baking count? Cause I did that. You're a dork. Callum agrees.

amylouwho said...

I did something similar to clean my silver jewelry. A little baking soda, dish soap and tin foil in some warm water... I'm sure you now about that too. I'm totally going to try this rust remover thing!

Amber and The Boys said...

You should have told me about this mole day BEFORE 10:30 at night. Josh would have loved it if I was prepare to celebrate!

Sara Lee said...

You are a nerd,but unfortunately my husband is too so I already knew what a mole was. Now he has a reason to love OCtober with me.

SDtheblogmeister said...

Reading your last few posts reinforces what I have long known. You are a complete geek. But I love you. xo