Practice Problem E.1

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Katie Bart 1I
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Practice Problem E.1

Postby Katie Bart 1I » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:56 pm

For problem E.1, would you just convert 144 pm to m and then multiply 1.00 mol Ag atoms by Avogadro's number?

Abigail Menchaca_1H
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Re: Practice Problem E.1

Postby Abigail Menchaca_1H » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:00 pm

Yes, but remember to multiply the radius of 144 pm by 2 to get the diameter since you want to find the whole length of the string of atoms.

Annie Chantasirivisal_4G
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Re: Practice Problem E.1

Postby Annie Chantasirivisal_4G » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:02 pm

The solution also stated the distance in kilometers, rather than meters, but I'm not sure why since the problem doesn't specify the unit of measurement.

AKatukota
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Re: Practice Problem E.1

Postby AKatukota » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:11 pm

You would get Avogadro's number, which is 6.022x10^23 atoms / mol then multiply by 288 ppm (which is the diameter), and then convert back to meters by dividing by 10^12 pm.

RKopeikin_3L
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Re: Practice Problem E.1

Postby RKopeikin_3L » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:11 pm

So wait if you are given units in pm, should you always convert to m? Also how many pm's are in 1 m? Not even sure what a pm is to be honest.

Brooke Yasuda 2J
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Re: Practice Problem E.1

Postby Brooke Yasuda 2J » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:13 pm

a pm is 1E-12 m. And yes, the answer should usually be in meters but it doesn't really matter. I would say it depends on what the question is asking for.

AKatukota
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Re: Practice Problem E.1

Postby AKatukota » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:29 pm

Usually it is better to convert back to meters.


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