Talk:Mole (unit)

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I changed the following sentence:

"A mole is simply a unit of the volume" to "A mole is simply a unit of the number of things."

I understand what the author was getting at but I don't think I would use the word 'volume' in this context because in its original form it really did read as if a mole was a unit of three dimensional volume space.--76.104.198.148 (talk) 22:02, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Good change, I agree with it. Giggy (talk) 01:10, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

So the value for a mole was given as whatever times 10^28. This is plain wrong. --50.99.112.156 (talk) 21:26, 23 February 2014 (UTC)


The page needed a different approach as well as an update on the number. Macdonald-ross (talk) 16:29, 29 October 2015 (UTC)


First Edit! Woo!

Just made a few changes to the page--here's a more detailed explanation:

-Changed the use of "we" in the opening section to non-personal terms ("scientists use..." and "anything can be..."), along with a few other tweaks

-Also added examples of other words that represent specific values (for extra clarity), and rephrased other bits of the last paragraph of Mathematics (for added professionalism/clarity). Also changed the sentence referring to grams: it's not that grams can't be used to measure reactions, its just that reactions occur between individual molecules of varying weights, making the relative weights of reactants somewhat misleading (e.g. 2 hydrogen molecules will react with 1 oxygen molecule to make water, but the weight of the oxygen involved will still be greater than that of the hydrogen.)

-Also: should explanations of what a mole is should be split off into a new section? (maybe called "explanation" or "meaning"?

-And lastly: would it help to have the value of 1 mole written out long-form? scientific notation can be confusing to those lacking in science/math fundamentals, so having it written out in full could help reinforce the fact a mole refers to a quantity and not some other sort of measurement.Food Critic (talk) 19:54, 9 October 2017 (UTC)