What mass is associated with a #1.08xx10^23# #"silicon atoms"#?

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Sep 15, 2017

Answer:

Well, we look at the Periodic Table, and this tells us that........

Explanation:

#"Avogadro's number"# of silicon atoms has a mass of #28.1*g#; that is #6.022xx10^23# individual silicon atoms express this mass.....

And thus we calculate the molar quantity of silicon atoms....and thus...

#(1.08xx10^23*cancel"silicon atoms")/(6.022xx10^23*cancel"silicon atoms"*cancel(mol^-1))xx28.086*g*cancel(mol^-1)#

#~=5*g#.

How much oxygen would we need to form 1 equiv #SiO_2#?

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