How is a mole similar to a dozen?

1 Answer

A mole is similar to a dozen, because both are words used to describe a specific number of countable things.


For example,

#"12 marshmallows =1 dozen marshmallows"#

#"20 marshmallows = 1 score of marshmallows"#

#6.02 × 10^23 color(white)(l)"marshmallows = 1 mol of marshmallows"#

"Dozen", "score", and "mole" are words that describe a specific number of objects.

Avogadro did not invent the mole, but the number of particles in a mole is called Avogadro's number in his honour.

This amazing video by Tyler DeWitt gives an introduction to moles: