Problem: Procedure for interconverting mass and number of formula units. The number of moles of the substance is central to the calculation. Thus, the mole concept can be thought of as the bridge between the mass of a sample in grams and the number of formula units contained in the sample.What number would you use to convert moles of CH4 to grams of CH4?

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For methane, CH4

1 mol CH4 → molar mass CH4 → mass CH4

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To convert between grams and moles, use molar mass; between moles and formula units, use Avogadro’s number.
Procedure for interconverting mass and number of formula units. The number of moles of the substance is central to the calculation. Thus, the mole concept can be thought of as the bridge between the mass of a sample in grams and the number of formula units contained in the sample.

What number would you use to convert moles of CH4 to grams of CH4?

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