Mole of Twinkies

by princetreyyy
Last updated 7 years ago

Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Chemistry
Grade:
10

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Mole of Twinkies

Known: 1 mole of Twinkies

Unkown: The distance around jupiter, in miles, but need to convert to kilometers, then meters

Unknown:The length of a twinkie

A mole of Twinkies placed end to end would encircle the planet Jupiter how many times?

I chose to answer this question because Twinkies are my all time favorite after school snack, and Jupiter has always been my favorite planet. The two went hand and hand so I asked myself, "I wonder how many times a mole of twinkies would encircle Jupiter?"

Why did I choose this question?

Fact To know about Twinkies:4 inches long (0.1016 meters) and 1 ½ inches wide

Fact To know about JupiterFact to know about jupiterRadius of 43,411 miles (69,911 km)

1.36 * 10^32 times a twinkie would wrap around Jupiter

SourcesBrands, H. (n.d.). New Twinkies are smaller. Retrieved January 11, 2015, from http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/15/news/companies/twinkies-size/Jupiter Facts - Interesting Facts about the Planet Jupiter. (2012, January 4). Retrieved January 11, 2015, from http://space-facts.com/jupiter/18 Interesting Twinkie Facts. (2012, November 15). Retrieved January 11, 2015, from http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/11/twinkie-facts/Jupiter Facts - The Planet Jupiter - Jupiter For Kids. (n.d.). Retrieved January 11, 2015, from http://www.planetsforkids.org/planet-jupiter.html

As most people know, Jupiter is a huge planet. In fact it is the largest of all the planets. So if a mole of twinkies could encircle it even once that would be crazy. But the fact that it can encircle Jupiter more than once shows how big a mole is.

How has this helped me understand how large 1 mole of something is

Fact To know about JupiterCircumfrence of Jupiter is 4.5 * 10^8

Timothy Puckett Period: 7

Solving: ? times around Jupiter

Question: A mole of Twinkies placed end to end would encircle the planet Jupiter how many times?


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