So a mole, really, don't worry too much about how it relates carbon atoms.

Think of the mole as a quantity.

Just like we have other. Common quantities that we use.

We might say, we have a pair of shoes. And a pair would be two.

Course there are 12 in a dozen, and we might say there's 12 cookies in a dozen.

So in a mole, there's 6.02 times 10 to the 23rd items.

In a mole.

So there's 6.02 times 10 to the 23rd atoms per mole.

There are 6.02 times 10 to the 23rd molecules per mole.

If we were talking about trees, we could say there are 6.02 times 10

to the 23rd trees per mole So it doesn't really matter what we're talking about.

I think that's one of the things that confuses people about

the mole, is that we can use the mole to describe

the mole number of atoms in a mole or the number of

molecules in a mole, or the number of trees in a mole.

In fact, I would like to have a mole of pennies.