Moles mols mol?  [ENDORSED]

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Moles mols mol?

Postby Matia Kim 1B » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:51 pm

I've seen different forms of the word moles used in the text, homework, and lecture slides and confused as to which term to use when, if it matters. Does it matter which spelling of the word I use (other than adding the "s" for plural).

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby Mario Reyes 1C » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:59 pm

I typically see the textbook use "mols" but I'm sure either way works. As long as you don't leave it as "M" which is molarity, you're fine.

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby Christina Inchuachan 1C » Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:44 am

I think mol is an abbreviation of mole and mols is an abbreviation of moles. I don't think it matters that much though.

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby nikitasridhar_1b » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:17 pm

Mole is the noun, referring to the concept, and mol is the unit for moles, as far as I remember.

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby Jamie Reniva 1J » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:05 pm

Mol/mols is an abbreviation for moles, i don't think it matters. The previous replies are correct, just make sure to not confuse moles with "M" (molarity)!

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby Gisselle Sainz 2F » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:38 pm

Either format is fine. They all mean the same thing.

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby FizaBaloch1J » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:46 pm

Hello! I had a quick question for L1 in the fundamentals section outline.


Without using a calculator, estimate what amount of Br2
(in moles) can be obtained from 0.30 mol ClO2 in the reaction
6 ClO21g2  2 BrF31l2 S 6 ClO2F1s2  Br21l2.

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby Maria Zamarripa 1L » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:20 pm

I think that it doesn't matter too much which one you use. I think I typically see mol.

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby breannasung_1K » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:39 am

Moles, mols and mol all mean the same thing.

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby annie_finneran_1K » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:38 am

FizaBaloch1J wrote:Hello! I had a quick question for L1 in the fundamentals section outline.


Without using a calculator, estimate what amount of Br2
(in moles) can be obtained from 0.30 mol ClO2 in the reaction
6 ClO21g2  2 BrF31l2 S 6 ClO2F1s2  Br21l2.



for this they simply want you to see that Br2 is in a 1:6 ratio to ClO2, so if there is 0.30 moles of ClO2, then there will be 1/6 of that of Br2, so 0.05 moles Br2.

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby Brynne Keyser 1B » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:57 am

Hi!

I don't think it matters. All of them mean the same thing.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby Briana Lopez 4K » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:32 am

Mole/s is the spelled out version of the abbreviations "mols" and "mol".
For example, Millimeter would be abbreviated as "mm"
In problems, usually abbreviations are used, so the "mol"

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby Naqiyah Qadir 1I » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:01 pm

They are all the same but M (molarity) is given in moles/Liter, correct?

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby FizaBaloch1J » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:06 pm

Naqiyah Qadir 1I wrote:They are all the same but M (molarity) is given in moles/Liter, correct?

Yes, that is correct!

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby Harmonie Ahuna-1C » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:37 pm

Naqiyah Qadir 1I wrote:They are all the same but M (molarity) is given in moles/Liter, correct?


Yep! And the hint for when to use that is it often asks for what the "concentration" of the solution is.

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby Ziana Bhanji 1E » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:43 pm

Yeah I agree, I don't think it matters. I usually use "mol" just cause it's the shortest but I've seen all being used.

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Re: Moles mols mol?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Yuliana Garcia 1a » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:14 pm

I agree you can use moles, mols, mol they all carry the same meaning when defining moles. However, do not get confused with M= molarity.

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby Cameron Smith 1I » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:03 pm

As many have noted above moles mols and mol can all be used when referring to moles, but it is important to not that M (capital) is not just for molar mass, but is also for molarity.

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby Alexis Bravo 1D » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:44 pm

All formats mean the same thing but we usually right it as mols in our answers.

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby D-nice1D » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:26 am

i thought moles was one thing and mols/mol meant molecules

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby Leah farhadi 1F » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:23 am

I think moles, mols, mol are all used interchangeably. In the textbook I have seen them use n, but I don't think we have to know that. However, you should use M or mol.L-1 when using molarity.

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Re: Moles mols mol?

Postby jlinwashington1B » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:38 pm

The concept of moles can be used to measure molecules. Thus, the terms are used interchangeably.


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