Problem: How many carbon atoms are there in a diamond (pure carbon) with a mass of 53 mg ?

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Recall that based on Avogadro’s number: there are 6.022 x 1023  ­entities for every 1 mole of anything. This means that there are also 6.022 x 1023 atoms for 1 mole of C.

To solve this problem, we need to:

1. Convert mg to g for (mass of diamond)

2. Do a mass to mole conversion 

3. Compute for the number of atoms based on the number of moles.

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How many carbon atoms are there in a diamond (pure carbon) with a mass of 53 mg ?

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