One mole is equal to the number of atoms in 12 grams of carbon

December 19th, 2010| Education.

One mole is equal to the number of atoms in 12 grams of carbon

The meaning of the word mole is birth mark in English but scientifically, it represents a number. Mole is used to measure the large number of atoms, electrons and photons which occupy small region. One mole is equal to 6.023 x 1023 .  In order to give mole a meaning, scientists consider the number of atoms in a 12g of carbon is equal to one mole. The main reason for this is that carbon is mainly present in the living and non- living things on the earth. They consider only 12 grams as 12 is the atomic number of carbon.

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