What is the mass in grams of .50 mol of carbon?

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Feb 10, 2016

Answer:

#1# #mol# of carbon has a mass of #12.011# #g#. So #1/2# mole #C# has a mass of about #6# #g#.

Explanation:

Did you have to remember this? Even though this is a trivial problem, you MIGHT have been asked the mass in grams of half a mole of iron, or antimony, or osmium. You will be issued with a Periodic Table, which will tell you the molar masses of each element.

A follow up question is, "How many #C# atoms are there in #6# #g# of carbon?"