Finding the amount in moles of a part of a molecule

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Amy Luu 2G
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Finding the amount in moles of a part of a molecule

Postby Amy Luu 2G » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:57 am

I'm confused on how to approach problem E.23 c)
Calculate the amount in moles of F- ions in 25.2 kg of UF6.
I started by finding the molar mass of UF6 which was 352.03 g/mol but I'm unsure what to do next.

Kevin Antony 2B
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Re: Finding the amount in moles of a part of a molecule

Postby Kevin Antony 2B » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:05 am

First you'll have to divide the mass of UF6 by the molar mass. This gives you the moles of UF6 present. As there are 6 moles of F- in 1 mol of UF6, multiply the result by 6. This should give you the moles of F- ions.

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Re: Finding the amount in moles of a part of a molecule

Postby Izzie Capra 2E » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:11 am

First, you have to convert 25.2kg to g. Then you will divide by the molar mass of UF6. Now you have moles of UF6, so you will then see that there are 6 moles of F- for every 1 mole of UF6. Multiply by 6 to get moles of F- ions.

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Re: Finding the amount in moles of a part of a molecule

Postby Chantel_2I » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:36 am

In this problem, it's important to identify the ratio of 6 F- ions for every UF6 molecule. Once you have identified that, it becomes a simple conversion problem, converting the mass of UF6 to moles using the molar mass. At that point, you use the ratio of 1:6 to find the number of moles of F- ions.


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