Problem: How many atoms of copper are in an old penny made of pure copper and weighing 2.16 g? (Atomic mass of Cu = 63.55)

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We’re asked to determine how many atoms of copper are in an old penny made of pure copper and weighing 2.16 g given the Atomic mass of Cu = 63.55


We can calculate the # of Cu atoms in a 2.16 g old penny using the following steps:

Step 1: Convert the mass to moles (using the  atomic mass or molar mass of Cu)


Step 2: Convert the number of moles to atoms (using the Avogadro’s number)

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How many atoms of copper are in an old penny made of pure copper and weighing 2.16 g? (Atomic mass of Cu = 63.55)

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