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### mol vs. mmol

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:01 pm
What is a mmol? In some of the practice questions in G we are given the unit mmol.

### Re: mol vs. mmol

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:02 pm
1mmol is equal to 1x10^-3 mol. the m in front mmol means milli or 10x^-3.

### Re: mol vs. mmol

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:28 pm
The prefix "milli-" denotes multiplication by 10^-3. One millimole is equivalent to 10^-3 moles.

### Re: mol vs. mmol

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:37 am
In an exam would we ever have to convert from mol to mmol or vice-versa?

### Re: mol vs. mmol

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:10 pm
MMoreno3K wrote:In an exam would we ever have to convert from mol to mmol or vice-versa?

From what I've seen in my chemistry career so far (Chem Honors and AP Chemistry), I have never seen any question ask for the moles of a molecule/atom as mmol. It is almost always simply in moles. However, if you were to convert from mol to mmol, multiply by (1000 mmol/1mol). To convert from mmol to mol, multiply by (1mol/1000mmol).

### Re: mol vs. mmol

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:27 pm
The conversion from mol to mmol is fairly trivial, you should be confident in doing that conversion! As has been said, 1mmol=1x10^-3mol. You should always be prepared to convert between units in chemistry. As Dr. Lavelle said, chemists like stuff like Angstroms sometimes, so it is within reason that you could be asked to do conversion between any order of magnitude. For example, if you find the liters of something, we could fairly ask you to convert that to picoliters if we wanted to (odd example, but the point stands).

### Re: mol vs. mmol

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:30 pm
My TA taught my discussion class that a good way to convert units is to simply substitute the power of 10 associated with the prefix for the prefix when doing calculations. For example, 1 mmol would become 1x10^-3mol.

### Re: mol vs. mmol

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:10 am
mmol is basically the mol with the prefix milli. In class, we went over how milli, written through the symbol m, is a factor of 10^-3. So 1 mmol= 1 mol x 10^-3

### Re: mol vs. mmol

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:10 am
A mmol is a "millimole", and a "milli-" is a factor of 10^-3. So 1 mmol = 10^-3 mol.

### Re: mol vs. mmol

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:09 pm
1 mol vs 1 mmol is that 1 mmol is equivalent to 10^-3 mol.

### Re: mol vs. mmol

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:01 pm
The prefix "milli" represents a factor of 10^-3, so a mmol Is 10^-3 mol.

### Re: mol vs. mmol

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:05 pm
Chase Yonamine 1K wrote:1mmol is equal to 1x10^-3 mol. the m in front mmol means milli or 10x^-3.

Thank you

### Re: mol vs. mmol

Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:42 pm
An easy way to remember conversions is The Great King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk. Tera, Giga, Kilo, Hecto, Deca, Base, Deci, Centi, Milli. You can see that because milli is three away from the base to the right, a mmol is 10^-3 mol.