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• Slides: 6 + The Mole + The Mole n. Mole is the SI unit for amount of substance. n. A mole (mol) is the amount of substance that contains as many particles as there atoms in exactly 12 g of Carbon-12. n. The mol is a counting unit just like a dozen is. + Avogadro’s Number n The number of particles in a mole has been experimentally determined in a number of ways. The best modern value is 6. 02 x 1023. This means that exactly 12 g of carbon-12 contains 6. 02 x 1023. n The number of particles in a mole is known as Avogadro’s number, named for the ninetheenth century Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro, whose ideas were crucial in explaining the relationship between mass and numbers of atoms. n Avogadro’s Number – 6. 02 x 1023 – is the number of atoms in exactly one mole of a pure substance + Avogadro’s Number n. To get a sense of how large Avogadro’s number is, consider the following: n. If every person living on Earth worked to count the atoms in one mole of an element, and if each person counted continuously at a rate of one atom per second, it would take about 3 million years for all the atoms in one mole to be counted. + Molar Mass n. The mass of one mole of pure substance is called the MOLAR MASS of that substance. n. Molar n. The mass is written in units of g/mol molar mass of the element is that same as the mass found on the periodic table + Molar Mass n. Example: (rounded to 2 decimal places) n. Li molar mass = 6. 94 g/mol n. Hg molar mass = 200. 59 g/mol n. The molar mass of an element contains one mole of atoms n 4. 00 g of He n 6. 94 g of Li