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The mass of one molecule of a substance is 4.65 × 10–23 g. What is its molecular mass ? What could this substance be ? - Science

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The mass of one molecule of a substance is 4.65 × 10–23 g. What is its molecular mass ? What could this substance be ?

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Solution

Given:

Mass of one molecule of a substance = 4.65 × 10-23

We know that the mass of a molecule of a substance is equal to the mass of 1 mole of that substance. 1 mole of a substance consists of 6.022 × 1023 molecules; therefore, the mass of a molecule of a substance is equal to the mass of 6.022 × 1023 molecules.

Therefore, to calculate the molecular mass of the substance, we need to calculate the mass of 6.022 × 1023 molecules of that substance.

Mass of 1 molecule of the substance = 4.65 × 10-23

Mass of 6.022 × 1023 molecules of the substance = 6.022 × 1023 × 4.65 × 10-23 = 28g

Hence, molecular mass of the substance is 28 u.

Nitrogen has a molecular mass of 28 u; therefore, the substance is nitrogen.

Concept: Molecular Mass
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Chapter 3 Atoms and Molecules
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