# What is the molar mass of NH_3?

Jul 17, 2016

$\textcolor{\mathmr{and} a n \ge}{\text{17.03 g/mol}}$

#### Explanation:

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{\text{We will use this formula to answer the question:}}$

atomic weight of element $\times$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 N and H:

• N has an atomic weight of 14.01 g/mol
• H has an atomic wight of 1.008 g/mol

From the chemical formula, we have 1 nitrogen atom, so the atomic mass would just be 14.01 g/mol

Next, you have 3 hydrogen atoms, so you would multiply the atomic mass of H by 3 to obtain an atomic weight of 3.024 g/mol

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

$\textcolor{red}{\text{14.01 g/mol + 3.024 g/mol = 17.03 g/mol}}$