How many moles are in 64 grams of oxygen gas?

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May 29, 2016

Answer:

There are 2 moles of oxygen molecules; there are 4 moles of oxygen atoms.

Explanation:

This is always an issue when we deal with (typically!) diatomic gases. Most inorganic chemists speak of dihydrogen, and dinitrogen, and dihalogen in order to avoid confusion.

We assume standard state conditions, under which regime we deal with #O_2# gas.

Thus there are #(64*g" oxygen gas")/(32*g*mol^-1)# #=# #2*mol#.