How many grams of sodium chloride is in 0.40 moles?
0.40 moles NaCl (58.44 grams/1 mole NaCl)
= 23 grams sodium chloride
A mole of an element or compound is 6.022 x 1023 (Avogadro's constant) molecules of that substance. This number is the number of molecules it takes for an amount of substance to have a mass in grams the same as its molecular mass: carbon has a molecular mass of 12, so 6.022 x 1023 (one mole) carbon atoms have a mass of 12 grams. The molecular mass of sodium is 23 (22.989) so one mole…
The formula of sodium chloride is NaCl; therefore, the gram formula mass of sodium chloride is the sum of the gram atomic masses of sodium and chloride, or 58.443, to the justified number of significant digits. The number of gram formula masses in 23.376 grams is therefore 23.376/58.443 or 0.399998, to the justified number of significant digits.
1 mole of Sodium Chloride weighs 58.5 grams (1 mole is the same as the molecular weight of a compound. The molecular mass of Sodium Chloride- NaCl is 23 [Na atomic mass] + 35.5 [Cl atomic mass] which is equal to 58.5 grams). Thus 10 moles would weigh 10x58.5 grams = 585 grams. The answer is 585 grams.