## Question regarding definition of molecules

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### Question regarding definition of molecules

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?

Omar Selim 1D
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### Re: Question regarding definition of molecules

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.

Areli C 1L
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### Re: Question regarding definition of molecules

From my understanding, Avogadro's Number can be used to find Atoms, Molecules and Formula units of a compound. :)

Isha_Maniyar_Dis2E
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### Re: Question regarding definition of molecules

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

Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I
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### Re: Question regarding definition of molecules

A mole (6.02 x 10^23) can be a mole of anything, even money or people.

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### Re: Question regarding definition of molecules

A mole is the SI unit for a quantity of something