From The School of Biomedical Sciences Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

A mole is a measure of chemical mass which is defined by the unit 6.022x1023 atoms of carbon-12. This value is also known as Avagadro's Constant.

Moles are the units used to measure the concentration of a chemical in a solution.

A mole, in chemical terms, should not be confused with a small brown furry animal that can dig up your lawn. Nor with Molarity (denoted by M) which is a measure of concentration of a chemical species/substance in moles per unit volume, commonly per litre (Mol/L).

The numbers of moles in a sample can be calculated as follows:

Number of Moles = Mass of the Sample (g) / Relative Formula (or Atomic) Mass

For example, the mass of 1 mole of sodium chloride (NaCl) is 58.44g.

Personal tools