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Contents

- 1 What is the mole and quantifying matter?
- 2 What three things does the mole quantitatively measure?
- 3 How do chemists count the number of atoms molecules or formula units in a substance?
- 4 What unit in chemistry allows chemists to study and measure substances that are too small to be seen or counted?
- 5 How do you calculate the number of moles?
- 6 How Avogadro’s number was calculated?
- 7 How do you calculate representative particles?
- 8 Why is a mole 6.022 x10 23?
- 9 How do chemists count atoms?
- 10 How can you count how many atoms and molecules there are?
- 11 How is measurement related to chemistry?

## What is the mole and quantifying matter?

THE MOLE AND QUANTIFYING MATTER. 10.1 The Mole: A. Measurement of Matter. Essential Understanding The mole represents a large number of very small particles.

## What three things does the mole quantitatively measure?

The amount of matter in a given sample can be measured by its mass, volume, or the number of particles. A mole of any substance contains Avogadro’s number (6.02 × 10^{23}) representative particles of the substance. A representative particle can be an atom, an ion, a molecule, or a formula unit.

## How do chemists count the number of atoms molecules or formula units in a substance?

How do chemists count the number of atoms, molecule or formula units in a substance? The mole allows chemists to count the number of representative particles in a subtance.

## What unit in chemistry allows chemists to study and measure substances that are too small to be seen or counted?

Chemists have to measure using moles for very small things like atoms, molecules, or other particles. 602,214,076,000,000,000,000,000 is called Avogadro’s Number and is shortened to 6.02 x 10^{23}.

## How do you calculate the number of moles?

So in order to calculate the number of moles of any substance present in the sample, we simply divide the given weight of the substance by its molar mass. Where ‘n’ is the number of moles, ‘m’ is the given mass and ‘M’ is the molar mass.

## How Avogadro’s number was calculated?

The charge on a mole of electrons had been known for some time and is the constant called the Faraday. If you divide the charge on a mole of electrons by the charge on a single electron you obtain a value of Avogadro’s number of 6.02214154 x 10^{23} particles per mole.

## How do you calculate representative particles?

Multiply the value obtained in Step 3 by Avogadro’s number, which represents the number of representative particles in a mole. Avogadro’s number has a value of 6.02 x 10^23. Continuing the example, 2 moles of water x 6.02 x 10^23 particles per mole = 1.20 x 10^24 particles.

## Why is a mole 6.022 x10 23?

The mole (abbreviated mol) is the SI measure of quantity of a “chemical entity,” such as atoms, electrons, or protons. It is defined as the amount of a substance that contains as many particles as there are atoms in 12 grams of pure carbon-12. So, 1 mol contains 6.022×10^{23} elementary entities of the substance.

## How do chemists count atoms?

Chemists use the property of mass equivalence, and have introduced the concept of moles. For a given atom, we know the mass of 6.022×1023 individual atoms, and this mass is given on the Periodic Table, which should always be made available in every exam.

## How can you count how many atoms and molecules there are?

Step 1: Write the chemical formula Step 2: List all the atoms Step 3: Count the number of atoms of each element in 1 molecule. Step 4: Multiply the number of atoms of each by the coefficient. Step 5: Make sure your answer makes sense.

Chemists measure the properties of matter and express these measurements as quantities. A quantity is an amount of something and consists of a number and a unit. The number tells us how many (or how much), and the unit tells us what the scale of measurement is. Scientific notation expressed numbers using powers of 10.