# How many moles are in 453.6 g of table sugar, #C_12H_22O_11#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 2, 2016

There are approximately 1.32 moles in 453.6 grams of table sugar.

#### Explanation:

To convert between moles and grams use the formula mass.

12 carbons times the atomic mass of about 12 equals 144.

22 hydrogens times the atomic mass of about 1 equals 22.

11 oxygens times the atomic mass of about 16 equals 176.

Now add up 144 + 22 + 176 = 342 which is the number of grams in one mole of sugar.

To find the number of moles in 453.6 grams, divide 453.6 grams by 342 grams/mole.

To convert from grams to moles, divide by the formula mass. To convert from moles to grams, multiply by the formula mass.