# How many moles are in 360 g of glucose, C6H12O6? How would I be able to find the answer to this problem? The molar mass of the compound is 180.01 g/mol.

May 11, 2015

Well, looking at your units only, considering that every mole has a mass of 180 g., I would do:
$\frac{360}{180} = 2 m o l$

This problem can be solved to find an answer of 2 mol using the dimensional analysis technique.

$\frac{360 g {C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6}}{1}$ x $\frac{1 m o l {C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6}}{180.01 g {C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6}}$ = 2 mol ${C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6}$

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