How many moles of #S# are in 25 g of #S#?

1 Answer
Jul 31, 2018

0.78 mols


From the periodic table, the atomic mass of sulfur (S) is 32.065 g/mol. We can present the atomic mass in either conversion factors:

#("32.065 g S")/("1 mol S") or ("1 mol S")/("32.065 g S")#

To convert from grams to moles, we'll use the atomic mass like this so that the g of S will cancel off each other, giving moles of S:

#"moles of S" = "25" cancel("g S") xx ("1 mol S")/(32.065 cancel("g S")) = 0.78 " mols S"#