What is the molar mass of copper(l) nitrate, #Cu(NO_3)_2#?

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Jul 11, 2016

Answer:

The molar mass of #CuNO_3# is 125.55 g/mol

Explanation:

Based on the formula you've given me, that compound would actually be copper (II) nitrate. Copper (I) nitrate is #CuNO_3#

Before we begin here's a tip:

atomic weight of element #xx#number of atoms given by subscript #=# molar mass

First, you want to have your handy dandy periodic table available so you can determine the atomic weight of Cu, N, O

Cu has an atomic weight of 63.55 g/mol
N has an atomic weight of 14.01 g/mol
O has an atomic wight of 16.00 g/mol

Based on the chemical formula, we have 1 atom of Cu, which would have an atomic weight of 63.55 g/mol

Next, we have 1 atoms of N, and that has an atomic mass of 14.01 g/mol

You have 3 atoms of O so we would multiply the atomic mass of O by 3 to obtain 48.00 g/mol.

Now you want to add the mass of each atom together to obtain the molecular weight of the entire compound:

63.55 g/mol + 14.01 g/mol + 48.00 g/mol = 125.55 g/mol