For this problem, we’re being asked to determine the number of carbon (C) atoms found in 4.00 g butane, C4H10. The flow for this problem will be like this:
Mass of C4H10 (molar mass of C4H10) → Moles of C4H10 (mole-to-mole comparison) → Moles of C (Avogadro’s number) → Atoms of C
The fuel used in many disposable lighters is liquid butane, C4H10. How many carbon atoms are in 4.00 g of butane?
Express your answer numerically in atoms.
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