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Question regarding definition of molecules

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:14 pm
by 005343842
I was confused with the differences of when to use the Avogadro's constant as I thought it was used to find atoms per mole, but in other cases it's used to find molecules per mole. Could someone please maybe explain the difference between or shed some light on what the constant really means?

Re: Question regarding definition of molecules

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:17 pm
by Omar Selim 1D
The constant refers to the amount (6.022*10^23) in a mole of a unit. It could be either a molecule, or an atom as long as it is 1 unit.

Re: Question regarding definition of molecules

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:31 pm
by Areli C 1L
From my understanding, Avogadro's Number can be used to find Atoms, Molecules and Formula units of a compound. :)

Re: Question regarding definition of molecules

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:12 pm
by Isha_Maniyar_Dis2E
It can also be used to find photons per mole! This conversion is probably good to know, especially for the quantum mechanics unit :)

1 mole = 6.02 * 10^23 photons

Re: Question regarding definition of molecules

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:49 pm
by Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I
A mole (6.02 x 10^23) can be a mole of anything, even money or people.

Re: Question regarding definition of molecules

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:02 pm
by 505106414
A mole is the SI unit for a quantity of something