E23 (6th Edition)

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E23 (6th Edition)

Postby Claudia Luong 4K » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:40 am

Hello! This may seem like a dumb question, but for all parts of this problem, we are finding the moles of the units specified in each part, so it is unnecessary to use Avogadro's number for any of these parts right?

The problem is: Calculate the amount (in moles) of (a) Cu2+ ions in 3.00 g of CuBr2; (b) SO3 molecules in 7.00 x 10^2 mg of SO3; (c) F- ions in 25.2 kg of UF6; (d) H2O in 2.00 g of Na2CO3x10H2O

Hovik Mike Mkryan 2I
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Re: E23 (6th Edition)

Postby Hovik Mike Mkryan 2I » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:58 am

Yes you do not need to use Avagadro's number to solve any of the parts in this question, just need to convert the molar masses to moles.

Katherine Grillo 1B
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Re: E23 (6th Edition)

Postby Katherine Grillo 1B » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:15 am

Yes, you're right. You would only have to use Avagadro's number if it asked you to calculate the number of molecules or formula units as it did in question E21. In this case, the question is just asking for the number of moles so no need to use Avagadro's number.

Nathan Mariano 2G
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Re: E23 (6th Edition)

Postby Nathan Mariano 2G » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:36 am

The use of Avogadro's number is only necessary when the problem is asking for the atoms of a molecule or formula units of a compound. In this case, the question is asking you to find the moles of each unit; therefore, it is unnecessary to multiply by Avogadro's number. Simply, convert the mass of the substance to moles by dividing by the atomic mass of the element or compound.

Hannah Pham 1D
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Re: E23 (6th Edition)

Postby Hannah Pham 1D » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:42 pm

You don't need to use avogadro's number in this problem because it says calculate in moles.

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