Questions tagged [mole]

The mole is a standard amount of a substance A mole of a substance is a number of units (particles, atoms, molecules, ions, peas, hard candies, people, universes) equal to the number of atoms of carbon-12 in one gram of carbon-12, or an Avogadro's number of stuff. The mole allows us to relate real-word measurements to atomic scale phenomena.

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What is the difference in writing these equations and way of explaining molecule from atoms [closed]

C + 2O gives $CO_2$ or $ C +O_2 $gives $CO_2.$ How can we differ between these two equation depending upon the way I wrote oxygen as to their products. Would they have different properties or ...
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How many moles of silicon are in 29.558g Silicon dioxide [closed]

The mass of SiO2 = 29.558 How many moles of silicon are in this amount
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Are the units of mole of oxygen molecules the same with the units of mole of nitrogen molecules?

Suppose we have in a box $3 \,{\rm mol}$ $\ce{O}$ and $3 \,{\rm mol}$ $\ce{N}$. Is the addition of these two quantities meaningfull? We do it all the time when we want to find the molar fraction. I ...
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Why does the Avogadro's number have the unit of reciprocal mole? [closed]

In my understanding, $$1 \ mol \equiv N_A \ (atoms)$$ (Don't say it might not be atoms but molecules and also don't say what's it's not even a unit) Then the unit should be $N_A = 1 \ mol/atoms = 1 \ ...
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A question about ligand binding

I have done part a and part b but I keep getting a negative concentration for part c. For part a I got $\pu{2 \mu M}$ For part b I got $\pu{5.051 \mu M}$ For part c, I get $2=3.2 + \text{[bound ...
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What is the intuition behind 'mol' as a unit 'symbol'

Why are moles written with 'mol' as opposed to something which is easier to write with one character, or even two?
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Calculating the amount of moles from given number of atoms [closed]

Complete the sentences below by doing the mole calculations: i)In $\pu{20 mol}$ of copper(II) phosphate, there are ______$\pu{mol}$ of copper ions and ______$\pu{mol}$ of oxygen atoms. ii)A sample ...
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Preparing aqueous solution of ethanol [closed]

You need to prepare $\pu{250.0 mL}$ of an aqueous solution of ethanol in the concentration will be $\pu{0.500 mol L-1}$. You have $\pu{100 mL}$ of a commercial solution of ethanol in water $(35.0\% \,...
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When is Raoult's Law valid for solid-liquid solution?

Raoult's Law for solid-liquid solution is stated as such in my books that it is applicable for all non-volatile solutes. However different solutes must have different attractive or repulsive forces ...
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1/8 instead of 1/12 of mass of carbon atom as relative atomic mass [closed]

If we consider that 1/8 in place of 1/12 mass of carbon atom is taken to be the relative atomic mass unit, the mass of one mole of a substance will: (1) Decrease by 1.5 times (2) Increase by 1.5 times ...
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Illustrating moles with sand grains, Are there more moles of SiO2 in a grain than moles of sand on the earth

I have been trying to understand the scale of atoms, thinking about sand grains as an example. With approximately $7.5\times10^{18}$ grains of sand on the earth that is $1.25\times10^{-5}$ moles of ...
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Are moles of the solution equals to moles of the solvent + moles of the solute?

I'm a little bit confused here, does the mole of a solution equals to the mole of the solvent + mole of the solute? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Confusing definition of mol when considering second order rate equations

I am confused by "$\text{mol}$". I denote the unit of a physical quantity with square brackets (e.g. $[V]=l$), and the value of a physical quantitiy using curly brackets (e.g. $\left\{ V\...
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Mass percent and mole percent of a composition

The Problem A gas mixture contains hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide. Calculate: a) The mass% hydrogen if the mixture contains 15 mol% $\ce{CO}$ and no $\ce{CO2}$; b) The molar composition ...
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Moles of chlorine gas needed to make up an equivalent amount of saturated salt solution

I’m trying to solve a question about a saturated salt solution but am unsure of how to answer one of the parts or what it’s asking for. The Problem The maximum solubility of table salt (NaCl) in water ...
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How did the temperature in the solution with a lower concentration of CuCl2 increased in a faster rate?

My lab assignment is about the reaction between $\ce{CuCl2}$ and Aluminium and we tracked the temperature of the solution every 15 seconds and we needed to make our own experiment to check how ...
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Confusion about Titration Formula [closed]

When performing a titration of a monoprotic acid and a monoprotic base, water can not be added to the titrant but water can be added to the analyte. To prove this statement to myself, I decided to ...
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Determining amount (in mols) of oxygen needed to fully combust coal

I'm trying to calculate the amount of oxygen needed to fully combust some coal. As an example, assume I have $\pu{1 kg}$ of coal which is, by mass fraction, 60% carbon ($\ce{C}$) 40% hydrogen ($\ce{...
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How to calculate “volume of gas” generated by a given ion ore in a blast furnace? [closed]

A blast furnace makes pig iron containing $3.6\% \; \ce{C}$, $1.4\% \; \ce{Si}$, and $95\% \; \ce{Fe}$. The ore is $80\% \; \ce{Fe2O3}$, $12\% \; \ce{SiO2}$, and $\ce{Al2O3}$. The blast furnace gas ...
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What's the definition for mole before Avogadro's constant?

I have been searching for about 3 days how Avogadro's constant is found, and as all of us know the value is determined by division of charge of one mole of electrons (Faraday's constant) by the charge ...
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Why was Avogadro's number chosen to be the value that it is? [closed]

I understand that the mole is an extremely useful way of measuring and understanding atomic quantities. I did find some history of the number in its wikipedia article, but I did not find an answer to ...
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Question on chemical equilibrium [closed]

8 moles of so2 and 4 moles of O2 are mixed in a closed vessel.the reaction proceeds at constant temperature. By the moment when equilibrium sets in,80% of the initial amount of so2 enters into the ...
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How to deal with the unit “Coulomb per equivalent”? [duplicate]

In a question that I came across they defined $1\,\pu{F}$ as 96500 coulomb per equivalent. Now as far as my knowledge is concerned $1\,\pu{F} = 96500\,\pu{C/mol}$. The question involved asks to ...
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What is C2H33O28? (Empirical Formula to Molecular Formula) [closed]

I'm doing the final question on my homework, and got an issue with this question: "A 76.8g sample of a liquid used as a coolant in automobiles is found to contain 3.7 g of carbon, 5.1 g of hydrogen ...
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Determining a molecular formula of the catalyst for polymerisation of butadiene

I've got the following question in a workbook which I need to solve: A $\pu{50 g}$ sample of an experimental catalyst used in the polymerisation of butadiene is made up of $\pu{11.65 g}$ of $\ce{Co}...
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Why is molality per mass solvent rather than per mass of solution?

Knowing the moles of substance per mass of solution would be useful. Pour some solution and you'd know how much substance you have. Why is molality defined not this way, but as moles of substance per ...
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Determining heat capacity of gasses

I need a little help on answering a question which popped into my head while I was reading about gas laws: Suppose that I have three canisters, each holding a different gas of unknown identity [...
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What is the use of both mol and mass representing the same thing i.e. amount of something? [closed]

A mol is a unit but also has a magnitude. How can a unit have a magnitude? And if mole is used to measure an amount of substance than what does mass measure?
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How do I solve this problem on mass balance from blast furnace iron making?

Question An ironmaking blast furnace produces hot metal of the composition: $\pu{93.6\%}$ $\ce{Fe},$ $\pu{2.1\%}$ $\ce{Si},$ $\pu{3.6\%}$ $\ce{C},$ $\pu{0.7\%}$ $\ce{Mn}.$ The composition of the iron ...
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How to calculate the relationship between the pressures of zinc, carbon monoxide, and carbon dioxide based on mole balance?

Zinc oxide is reduced at a constant temperature in a closed reactor using $\ce{ZnO(s)}$ and $\ce{C(s)}$ as the only starting materials. The following reactions are assumed to be at thermodynamic ...
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How do I determine molality from mole fraction without knowing how much of the solution I have?

What is the value of $x$ if $x$ molal solution of a compound in benzene has a mole fraction of solute equal to 0.2? I tried calculating the moles of $x$ through the value given but there are two ...
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A tricky question in Eudiometry/Gas analysis

In a eudiometer $\pu{14 ml}$ of $\ce{CH4}$ and $\pu{38.5 ml}$ of $\ce{O2}$ was introduced. After explosion and cooling to initial temperature ($\pu{23°C}$) the volume of eudiometer was found to be $\...
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Is molecular mass different than the molar mass? [duplicate]

I thought that molar mass is the mass of one mole of a substance whereas molecular mass is the mass of one molecule of a substance. But the molecular mass of water is 18.2 u, which is similar to its ...
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Why is Avagadro's number independent of substance? [closed]

In the book of Irey, Thermodynamics, in vol1, IA, page 4, it is given that Molecular (atomic) weight $M$: The ratio of the mass of a molecule (atom) of a substance to one twelfth of the mass of an ...
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Identifying a chloride of the unknown element from the masses of chlorine and compound as well as vapor density [closed]

1 g of a chloride of an element contains 0.835 g of chlorine. If vapour density of the chloride is 85, find weight of the element and its valency. I tried to solve it but couldn't get to the answer ...
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Determining the charge on an ion through mole calculation in electrolyis

During electrolysis $\pu{0.02 mol}$ of metal $\ce{X}$ is deposited on cathode when $\pu{0.12 mol}$ of electrons are passed through molten chloride of $\ce{X}.$ What is the formula of the chloride? I ...
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Equivant mass of double salt

What is the equivalent mass of double salt like dolomite? And what if the double salt is hydrated? Is a double salt taken as a single unit while equating the gram equivalent in any reaction? For ...
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Finding the sum of coefficients of the reaction

What is the sum of the coefficients $(a + b + c)$ in the following reaction? $$\ce{x Zn + y HNO3} -> {a Zn(NO3)2 + b H2O + c NH4NO3}$$ Here if the equation is balanced we get 1 mol of $\ce{Zn}$ ...
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Shouldn't the “law of conservation of mass” prevent equations from being unbalanced in the first place? [closed]

How is it that a chemical reaction produces an equation, that is essentially an impossibility, according to the law of conservation of mass? If the law is true, shouldn't all chemical reactions ...
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Molarity Numerical on Mixing Solutions

If 3 L of 1 M NaOH solution is prepared by mixing properties of stock solutions of $x$ L of 2.5 M NaOH and $y$ L of 0.4 M NaOH and no water is to be used, find $x : y$. My attempt: $$3 = 2.5x + 0.4y$...
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Determining amounts of product and excess reagent remaining post reaction

$$\ce{2FeS2 + 11/2 O2 -> Fe2O3 + 4 SO2}$$ Mass of $\ce{FeS2}$ is $\pu{600 g}$ and mass of $\ce{O2}$ is $\pu{800 g}$. Find the amounts of $\ce{Fe2O3}$ and $\ce{SO2}$ and the remaining amount of the ...
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Help with question about mols in reactions

Consider the following reaction $$\ce{4H2O + 5I2O4 -> 8HIO3 + I2}$$ If 0.167 mol of $\ce{H2O}$ is added to 0.200 mol of $\ce{I2O4}$ what amount (moles) of $\ce{HIO3}$ can be formed, it the reaction ...
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Determining the formula of tin(II) chloride hydrate [closed]

$\pu{1.20 g}$ of hydrated tin chloride decompose to form $\pu{1.01 g}$ of anhydrous tin chloride on heating. Calculate the value of $x$ given $$\ce{SnCl2.xH2O -> SnCl2 + x H2O}$$ I done it and ...
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Molecular weight of NiMnGaFe compund problem

I have a big problems calculating molar/molecular etc masses, because in my case I have a monocrystal, co I cannot imagine it as a molecule and my compound is made of Ni-Mn-Ga-Fe. I know the mass and ...
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Why there is a need of independent definitions for both mass and mole?

Considering that the two quantities are linked by reality, how can be both imposed by independent definitions? I am aware that the change taking place next May does not effect common weighing in ...
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Help required for the calculation of moles [closed]

If 4.5ml of yeast prep + 0.5ml of 0.25 M glucose is separated into 2ml in 2 similar flasks. How many micromoles of glucose are there in one flask? Using M1V1=M2V2 (0.5ml/1000)*0.25M = M2 * 2ml = 0....
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Why has the mole been redefined for 2019?

The mole is still defined as an SI unit representing the number of constituent particles (whether they be atoms, molecules etc.) in 12 grams of carbon isotope 12 (carbon-12). Effective from May 20 ...
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An aqueous solution of NaCl has a mole fraction of 0.21. What is the mass of NaCl dissolved in 100.0 mL of solution? [closed]

Work mole fraction of NaCl = 0.21/0.21+0.79 If there is 1 mol of total solution, there will be 0.21 mol NaCl and 0.79 mol H2O 0.21 mol NaCl = 12.27 g 0.79 mol H2O = 14.23 g this would yield a ...
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What is the smallest molar volume?

I wondered how small a volume a mole of material could occupy, so I started with carbon, which would need 12 grams. That's 60 carats, and there happens to be a famous 60 carat diamond. If my density/...

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