Unit of the month: MOLE


Unit of the month: MOLE 602 214 076 000 000 000 000 000, or approximately 602 trillion, has 24 digits. As unimaginably large as this number may seem to us, we encounter trillions of things constantly in everyday life! In a standard balloon, for example, there are about 50 trillion air molecules (that means about 39 trillion nitrogen molecules, 10 trillion oxygen molecules and half a trillion argon atoms). A standard painkiller contains around 1.7 trillion molecules of the active ingredient – for example acetylsalicylic acid. One litre of mineral water contains about 1 trillion sodium atoms. As you can see, large quantities appear [...]

Unit of the month: MOLE2019-04-25T05:29:46+00:00