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What is the formula for converting moles to grams?

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Posted September 15, 2013 at 7:16 PM via web

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What is the formula for converting moles to grams?

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mvcdc | Student, Graduate | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted September 15, 2013 at 7:52 PM (Answer #1)

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The number of moles of a substance is the amount of matter in the substance, or the amount of a certain chemical substance. On the other hand, grams is a metric unit expressing the amount of mass of a given substance.

Given the moles of a compound, its mass can be calculated by using the ratio of a compounds moles to its mass. This quantity is known as the molar mass or the molecular mass. Technically, the molar mass of a substance is the mass in grams of 1 mol of the substance. The unit for molar mass is gram/mole.

Hence, in order to convert moles to grams, we simply need to use the following formula:

mass in grams = moles of substance x molar mass

The number of moles of a substance is the amount of matter in the substance, or the amount of a certain chemical substance. On the other hand, grams is a metric unit expressing the amount of mass of a given substance.

Given the moles of a compound, its mass can be calculated by using the ratio of a compounds moles to its mass. This quantity is known as the molar mass or the molecular mass. Technically, the molar mass of a substance is the mass in grams of 1 mol of the substance. The unit for molar mass is gram/mole.

Hence, in order to convert moles to grams, we simply need to use the following formula:

mass in grams = moles of substance x molar mass

 or in symbol:
 
`m = n/mu`

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