# What to say 'one mole of C atoms or one mole of C molecules?

What to say 'one mole of C atoms or one mole of C molecules in CO? Please point out if I am wrong here As we know, one molecule of CO = one mole of CO molecules = 6.223 X 10^23 number of CO molecules If I split one molecule of CO, we get one C and one O. Here are my questions, What to say these ''one C and one O" one mole of C atoms and one mole of O atoms or ''one mole of C molecules and one mole of O molecules'' or just like above like ''one C and one O''? Could you clarify it, please? I am confused

• C molecules is not a thing at all. Apr 11, 2018 at 10:16

• One non-standard use of mole that I find convenient is that (according to some estimates), the number of stars in the visible universe is about $\frac{1}{10} mole$. skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-resources/… Apr 15, 2018 at 12:21