Sapling Homework #10

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Bailey Giovanoli 1L
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Sapling Homework #10

Postby Bailey Giovanoli 1L » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:18 am

On question 10 of the online homework, when converting 2-Butatone from grams to moles, how do I find the molar mass of 2-Butatone if it is not given and I do not know the molecular formula of it?

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Re: Sapling Homework #10

Postby Trevor_Ramsey_3H » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:20 am

I don’t think we are supposed to be able to determine molecular formula based off given structures so I’m sure if you look it up, which is what I did, that it would be fine until we learn how to determine formulas from structures given!

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Re: Sapling Homework #10

Postby Eliana Witham 2H » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:24 am

I know we haven't gone over it, but the picture showed the molecular formula. Each corner represents a carbon. There were 4 carbons, so you could redraw it as a lewis structure and go from there. I checked online as well!

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Re: Sapling Homework #10

Postby Bailey Giovanoli 1L » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:25 am

Okay, thank you so much! I had a feeling I’d have to look it up considering we hadn’t gone over the structures and such.

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Re: Sapling Homework #10

Postby Lesly Lopez 3A » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:26 am

I get what you mean. This problem actually has implications of organic chemistry. The lines represent covalent single bonds between carbon and hydrogen. So if you were to draw the model and add the double covalent bonds of the O for the 2-butanone you could actually add up the molar masses for each element that way and calculate the total molecular mass. But that seemed a bit much so I just looked it up online. It is just another way to look at it.

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Re: Sapling Homework #10

Postby Emma Ide 2E » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:28 pm

I just had to look up the molar mass of 2 butanone and use m=dv because I also could not figure out how to calculate it.

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Re: Sapling Homework #10

Postby Rob Tsai 2F » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:24 pm

Thank you to those who said just to look it up. I was staring at those bonds for like twenty minutes trying to understand what was going on. This helped me extremely, and now I am looking forward to learning organic chemistry.

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Re: Sapling Homework #10

Postby Mohamed Mido » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:55 pm

I also had trouble with that question because no molar masses were given and I wasn't familiar with the molecules so I just looked them up and used the values I found and it was correct.


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