When can you assume 1 mol?

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aisteles1G
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When can you assume 1 mol?

Postby aisteles1G » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:00 pm

In some of the homework problems they say to assume 1 mole of gas if not specified but then in others they expect you to use the ideal gas law to solve for n, I'm not sure how to tell in a problem whether to assume 1 mol or solve for n?

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Re: When can you assume 1 mol?

Postby Angel Chen 2k » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:47 pm

You assume 1 mol when you are short of information. In some problems, you can't solve it unless you have the number of moles, so you assume 1 mol.


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