# How many grams of hydrogen are in one mole of sulphuric acid?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Start by taking a look at the chemical formula of *sulfuric acid*,

#"H"_2"SO"_4#

Notice that you have **two hydrogen atoms** *per formula unit* of sulfuric acid.

This means that **one mole** of sulfuric acid will contain **2 moles** of hydrogen atoms.

The molar mass of sulfuric acid is *every mole* of sulfuric acid has a mass of

Since you're dealing with one mole of sulfuric acid, it follows that you will also be dealing with two moles of hydrogen. Use hydrogen's molar mass to determine how many grams would contain this many moles

#2color(red)(cancel(color(black)("moles H"))) * "1.00794 g"/(1color(red)(cancel(color(black)("mole H")))) = "2.016 g H"#

You will need to round this off to the number of sig figs you are given for the number of moles of sulfuric acid. If you have

#m_"H" = "2 g" -># rounded to one sig fig

If you have

#m_"H" = "2.0 g" -># rounded to two sig figs;

And so on.