# Mole Avogadro's Number

## Mole and Avogadro’s Number

The chemical changes observed in any reaction involve the rearrangement of billions of atoms. It is impractical to try to count or visualize all these atoms, but scientists need some way to refer to the entire quantity. They also need a way to compare these numbers and relate them to the weights of the substances, which they *can *measure and observe. The solution is the concept of the mole, which is very important in quantitative chemistry.

The mole allows scientists to calculate the number of elementary entities (usually atoms or molecules) in a certain mass of a given substance. Avogadro’s number is an absolute number: there are 6.022×10 23 elementary entities in 1 mole. This can also be written as 6.022×10 23 mol -1. Avogadro's Number (Mole) - Numberphile - YouTube. Avogadro's Number (Mole) - Numberphile. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try. Avogadro's number, or Avogadro's constant, is the number of particles found in one mole of a substance. It is the number of atoms in exactly 12 grams of carbon -12. This experimentally determined value is approximately 6.0221 x 10 23 particles per mole. The numeric value of the Avogadro constant expressed in reciprocal mole, a dimensionless number, is called the Avogadro number, sometimes denoted N or N 0, which is thus the number of particles that are contained in one mole, exactly 6.022 140 76 × 10 23. Avogadro's number (Equation) like any pure number, is dimensionless. However, it also defines the mole, so we can also express NA as 6.02 × 1023 mol–1; in this form, it is properly known as Avogadro's constant. This construction emphasizes the role of Avogadro's number as a conversion factor between number of moles and number of 'entities'.

**Avogadro’s Number**

Amadeo Avogadro first proposed that the volume of a gas at a given pressure and temperature is proportional to the number of atoms or molecules, regardless of the type of gas. Although he did not determine the exact proportion, he is credited for the idea.

A mole is a quantity that contains 6.02 *10^{23 }atoms, molecules and ions.

Avogadro’s number is the number of particles in a mole 6.02 *10^{23}

The mole (or mol) represents a certain number of objects. The amount of a substance that contains the same number of entities as there are atoms in 12 g of carbon-12. One mole of H_{2}O molecules contains 6.022 x 10^{23} molecules. • 1 mole contains 6.022 x 10^{23} entities (Avogadro’s number). One mole of NaCl contains 6.022 x 10^{23} NaCl formula units.

Exactly 12 g of carbon-12 contains 6.022 x 10 23 atoms.

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The meaning and usefulness of the mole: number of moles of elements in a compound can also be determined from the chemical formula. For example,

the chemical formula of water is H_{2}O. Therefor in 1 mole of H_{2}O contains 2 mols of H and 1 mol of O from the subscript of the chemical formula.

Mol and number of particles can be easily calculated by using the conversion factor:

__1mol__6.022 x 10

^{23 }or vice versa

Examples:

How many atoms are present in 3.0 mols of Ag?

Ans: Since it is mols to atoms, Avogadro’s number is the conversion factor.

3.0 mols of Ag * __6.022 x 10 ^{23 }atoms of Ag __ = 18.067 * 10

^{23 }atoms or 1.8 *10

^{24}atoms Ag

1 mol Ag

- How many molecules are present in 2.93 mols of H
_{2}O?

Since it is mols to molecules, Avogadro’s number is the conversion factor.

Ans: 2.93 mols of H_{2}O * __6.022 x 10 ^{23 }molecules of __H

_{2}O = 18.067 * 10

^{23 }atoms or 1.8 *10

^{24}

1 mol H_{2}O

- How many mols of Hydrogen are in 1.56 mols of CH
_{4}?

Since it is mols from a compound to mols of an element, we will use chemical formula.

1.56 mols of CH_{4} * __4 mols H __ = 6.24 mols of H

- mol CH
_{4}4) How many hydrogen atoms are there in 2.50 mol of glucose (C_{6}H_{12}O_{6})? - We will use both chemical formula and avogadro’s number to solve this problem.

2.50 mol C_{6}H_{12}O_{6 *}__12 mols H__*__6.022 x 10__H =180.66 x 10^{23 }atoms of^{23 }or 1.81 x 10^{23 }atoms

1 mol C_{6}H_{12}O_{6 }1 mol H

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**Questions:**

- How many atoms are present in 5.5 mol of Fe?

- How many mols of each element present in 2 .00 mols of the following compound?

C_{9}H_{8}O_{4} (aspirin)

3. How many oxygen atoms are present in 5.20 mol of Al_{2}(SO_{4})_{3}? |

- How many molecules are present in 7.29 mols of the compound below?

5. 11* 10^{24} molecules are present in a glass of water. How many mols of H_{2}O are present?

Ans: 1. 3.31*10^{24} atoms

2.18 mols of C, 16 mols H, 8.0 mols O

3. 3. 77 *10^{25} atoms of oxygen

4. 4.39*10^{24} molecules

5. 5.17 mols

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**Mole, Mass & Avogadro Constant**

- An amount of substance containing 6.02 × 10
^{23}particles is called a**mole**(often abbreviated to mol). - 6.02 × 10
^{23}is called the**Avogadro Constant**or Avogadro's Number.

*Example: *

One mole of carbon contains 6.02 × 10^{23} of carbon atoms.

One mole of oxygen contains 6.02 × 10^{23} of oxygen molecules

**Molar mass**

- The mass of one mole of a substance is called the
**molar mass**. - The molar mass of a substance is equal to its relative formula mass in grams.

*Example:*What is the mass of 1 mole of carbon?

*Solution: *

The mass of 1 mole of carbon = relative formula mass of carbon = 12 grams

*Example:*What is the molar mass of calcium carbonate (CaCO

_{3})?

*Solution: *

**Step 1:** Look up the relative atomic masses of the atoms from the periodic table.

Relative atomic mass (rounded to the nearest whole number):

Ca = 40, C = 12, O = 16

**Step 2: **Calculate the relative formula mass.

Calcium carbonate (CaCO_{3}) contains one calcium atom, one carbon atom and three oxygen atoms.

Relative formula mass = 40 + 12 + (3 × 16) = 100

**Step 3: **Express the relative formula mass in grams per mole.

The molar mass of ethanol is 100 g/mol

*Example: *

What is the molar mass of ethanol (C_{2}H_{5}OH)?

*Solution: ***Step 1: **Look up the relative atomic masses of the atoms from the periodic table.

Relative atomic mass (rounded to the nearest whole number):

H = 1, C = 12, O = 16

**Step 2: **Calculate the relative formula mass.

Ethanol (C_{2}H_{5}OH) contains two carbon atoms, six hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.

Relative formula mass = (2 × 12) + (6 × 1) + 16 = 46

**Step 3: **Express the relative formula mass in grams per mole.

The molar mass of ethanol is 46 g/mol

**Introduction to Moles**A mole is like a dozen. It is a name for a specific number of things. There are 12 things in a dozen, and 602 hexillion things in a mole.

What are moles and why they are important?

How to abbreviate the mole number (Avogadro's number) using scientific notation, and compare to see how giant this number is.

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**Converting Between Moles, Atoms, and Molecules**

How to convert between moles and the number of atoms or molecules using both a common sense approach, and a standard conversion factor method?

How to round our answers with scientific notation and significant figures?

Example:

How many atoms in 5.5 moles?

How many moles is 4.6 × 10

^{24}sulfur atoms?

**Converting between Moles, Atoms, and Molecules (Part 2)**

More practice problems, converting between moles, atoms, and molecules.

Example:

How many molecules is 0.63 moles of molecules?

How many moles is 3.9 × 10

^{20}Magnesium atoms?

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