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M&Ms AND THE MOLE - A mole is a counting unit used for calculations of particles. 1 mole = 6.02 x 10^{23 }particles. So 1 mole of M&Ms = 6.02 x 10^{23 }M&Ms. Students calculate how much space one mole of M&Ms would occupy. Then they determine how many moles of M&Ms can fit into our classroom. (Actually, the answer is a very small fraction of one mole, since moles are so big!)

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