using beans, we learned more about relative masses and “pots.” A “pot” of beans is simply the amount of beans that make up the relative mass of an “element” in a group of “elements”. the relative mass is used because it shows the amount of pots in relation to the relative mass of the other beans. The pot is a model of a mole in the fact that it is a unit of amount of beans in a certain mass of beans, and a mole is a unit of amount of atoms in a certain amount of anything. they’re both simply units of quantity. the relative mass of carbon is used, because it is the most exact, one mol of carbon atoms is 12g of carbon 12.