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Postby CaminaB_1D » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:34 pm

can anyone help with M.7 in the sixth edition? I think I am doing something wrong with converting the masses to moles that is preventing me from figuring out the rest of the problem

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Re: M.7

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:41 pm

It might be helpful if you post the question in particular you are wondering about. In general, if you are struggling with unit conversions, I HIGHLY recommend writing out each unit.

For example: you are given the mass of X in grams, and you want to get to moles of X. To go from grams to moles, we use the molecular weight, which you get from the periodic table. This is given in units of . If you want moles X, you know you need to cancel out the unit you have (grams X). The way to do that is to write it like this:

, then you can cancel out the unit "grams X" since it is in both the numerator and denominator. Finally, you are left with moles X, your desired unit.

Hope this helps!

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