Problem: The molecular formula of aspartame, the artificial sweetener marketed as NutraSweet, is C 14 H18 N2 O5. How many molecules of aspartame are present in 3.50 mg of aspartame?

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For aspartame, C14H18N2O5

molar mass of C14H18N2O5 = 294.34 g/mol
1 mol C14H18N2O5 = 6.022x1023 molecules C14H18N2O5
1 mg = 10-3 g

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The molecular formula of aspartame, the artificial sweetener marketed as NutraSweet, is C 14 H18 N2 O5

How many molecules of aspartame are present in 3.50 mg of aspartame?

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