If there are a #10*mol# quantity of CARBON ATOMS in a sample of propane, what is the molar quantity of this hydrocarbon?

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Apr 2, 2016

Answer:

There are clearly #10/3# #mol# propane. Why?

Explanation:

Each formula unit of propane contains 3 carbon atoms, and 8 hydrogen atoms. Thus if there are #10.0# #mol# carbon atoms in the propane sample, there are:

#10/3# #mol# #C_3H_8# and #80/3# #mol# #H# atoms.