# Which sample of fluorine gas, F2, contains the greatest number of fluorine molecules? (multiple choice)

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A. 1.9 x #10^23# F2 molecules.

B. 1.9 #dm^3# of F2 at 273 K and 1.00 x #10^5# Pa pressure.

C. 1.9 g F2

D. 1.9 mol F2

The answer is D. 1.9 mol F2, why? How do you calculate it?

A. 1.9 x

B. 1.9

C. 1.9 g F2

D. 1.9 mol F2

The answer is D. 1.9 mol F2, why? How do you calculate it?

##### 1 Answer

#### Answer:

Let's use the symbol

#### Explanation:

A. there are approx.

B. there are approx

C. there are approx.

D. there are approx.

By using the symbol

Option A. was simply a number. To assess B, I know that

So, when we use Avogadro's number as a NUMBER, and indeed it is a number, option D CLEARLY contains the most molecules.

I could have replaced the "mole" term with a dozen (because that's the number the mole is equivalent to!) and got nearly the same answer. If you are unconvinced with this treatment, state your objections, and we will try again. The point is that