Problem: The density of acetic anhydride (C4H6O3) is 1.08 g/mL. How many moles are contained in 5mL? Please show in detail how the answer was obtained.

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Calculate for the molar mass of the compound and use dimensional analysis to determine the number of moles 

Step 1. Calculate for the molar mass:

C4H6O3     4 C × 12.01 g/mol N = 48.04 g/mol  

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The density of acetic anhydride (C4H6O3) is 1.08 g/mL. How many moles are contained in 5mL? Please show in detail how the answer was obtained.

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