Problem: Allyl sulfide (below) gives garlic its characteristic odor. Calculate the number of carbon atoms in 35.7 g of allyl sulfide.

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For this problem, we’re being asked to determine the number of carbon atoms in 35.7 g of allyl sulfide

Identify the molecular formula by counting the atoms first: 

  • C → 6
  • S → 1
  • H → 10
  • Formula → C6H10S


The flow for this problem will be like this:

mass of C6H10S (Molar mass C6H10S) → mol C6H10S (mole-to-mole comparison)  mol C (Avogadro’s number) → Atoms of C


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Allyl sulfide (below) gives garlic its characteristic odor. Calculate the number of carbon atoms in 35.7 g of allyl sulfide.

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