How do you convert from mass to the number of representative particles(and vice versa)?

1 Answer | Add Yours

Top Answer

jerichorayel's profile pic

Posted on

For this type of problem, we use the molar mass and Avogadros number in order to solve the question. 

Mass of compound -> Moles compound -> number of particles

this step is vice versa.

Let me show you an example.

50 grams of KCl


Solution:

50.0 grams KCl -> moles KCl -> number of particles

 `50 g KCl x ((1mol e KCl)/(74.55g KCl)) x ((6.022x10^23 particl es)/(1mol e KCl))`

 

= 4.04x10^23 particles of KCl

 

Now to work on from particles to the molar mass of compound, you just have to reciprocate the values. For example 4.00x10^23 atoms/particles of silver (Ag)

 `4.00x10^23 particl es Ag x ((1mol e Ag)/(6.022x10^23 particl es)) x ((107.87 g Ag)/(1mol e Ag))`

=71.65 grams Ag

 

Sources:

We’ve answered 330,421 questions. We can answer yours, too.

Ask a question