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Khan academy video on stoichiometry - 1


  1. Diborane, B 2 H 6 , was once considered for use as a rocket fuel. The combustion reaction for diborane is: B 2 H 6 ( g ) + 3 O 2 ( g ) 2 H B O 2 ( g ) + 2 H 2 O ( l ) If we react 2,37 grams of diborane, how many grams of water would we expect to produce?
  2. Sodium azide is a commonly used compound in airbags. When triggered, it has the following reaction: 2 NaN 3 ( s ) 2 Na ( s ) + 3 N 2 ( g ) If 23,4 grams of sodium azide is used, how many moles of nitrogen gas would we expect to produce?
  3. Photosynthesis is a chemical reaction that is vital to the existence of life on Earth. During photosynthesis, plants and bacteria convert carbon dioxide gas, liquid water, and light into glucose ( C 6 H 12 O 6 ) and oxygen gas.
    1. Write down the equation for the photosynthesis reaction.
    2. Balance the equation.
    3. If 3 moles of carbon dioxide are used up in the photosynthesis reaction, what mass of glucose will be produced?


  • It is important to be able to quantify the changes that take place during a chemical reaction.
  • The mole (n) is a SI unit that is used to describe an amount of substance that contains the same number of particles as there are atoms in 12 g of carbon.
  • The number of particles in a mole is called the Avogadro constant and its value is 6 , 022 × 10 23 . These particles could be atoms, molecules or other particle units, depending on the substance.
  • The molar mass (M) is the mass of one mole of a substance and is measured in grams per mole or g · mol - 1 . The numerical value of an element's molar mass is the same as its relative atomic mass. For a compound, the molar mass has the same numerical value as the molecular mass of that compound.
  • The relationship between moles (n), mass in grams (m) and molar mass (M) is defined by the following equation:
    n = m M
  • In a balanced chemical equation, the number in front of the chemical symbols describes the mole ratio of the reactants and products.
  • The empirical formula of a compound is an expression of the relative number of each type of atom in the compound.
  • The molecular formula of a compound describes the actual number of atoms of each element in a molecule of the compound.
  • The formula of a substance can be used to calculate the percentage by mass that each element contributes to the compound.
  • The percentage composition of a substance can be used to deduce its chemical formula.
  • One mole of gas occupies a volume of 22,4 dm 3 .
  • The concentration of a solution can be calculated using the following equation,
    C = n V
    where C is the concentration (in mol · dm - 3 ), n is the number of moles of solute dissolved in the solution and V is the volume of the solution (in dm - 3 ).
  • Molarity is a measure of the concentration of a solution, and its units are mol · dm - 3 .
  • Stoichiometry is the calculation of the quantities of reactants and products in chemical reactions. It is also the numerical relationship between reactants and products.
  • The theoretical yield of a reaction is the maximum amount of product that we expect to get out of a reaction

End of chapter exercises

  1. Write only the word/term for each of the following descriptions:
    1. the mass of one mole of a substance
    2. the number of particles in one mole of a substance
  2. Multiple choice: Choose the one correct answer from those given.
    1. 5 g of magnesium chloride is formed as the product of a chemical reaction. Select the true statement from the answers below:
      1. 0.08 moles of magnesium chloride are formed in the reaction
      2. the number of atoms of Cl in the product is 0 , 6022 × 10 23
      3. the number of atoms of Mg is 0,05
      4. the atomic ratio of Mg atoms to Cl atoms in the product is 1:1
    2. 2 moles of oxygen gas react with hydrogen. What is the mass of oxygen in the reactants?
      1. 32 g
      2. 0,125 g
      3. 64 g
      4. 0,063 g
    3. In the compound potassium sulphate ( K 2 SO 4 ), oxygen makes up x% of the mass of the compound. x = ...
      1. 36.8
      2. 9,2
      3. 4
      4. 18,3
    4. The molarity of a 150 cm 3 solution, containing 5 g of NaCl is...
      1. 0,09 M
      2. 5,7 × 10 - 4 M
      3. 0,57 M
      4. 0,03 M
  3. Calculate the number of moles in:
    1. 5 g of methane ( CH 4 )
    2. 3,4 g of hydrochloric acid
    3. 6,2 g of potassium permanganate ( KMnO 4 )
    4. 4 g of neon
    5. 9,6 kg of titanium tetrachloride ( TiCl 4 )
  4. Calculate the mass of:
    1. 0,2 mols of potassium hydroxide ( KOH )
    2. 0,47 mols of nitrogen dioxide
    3. 5,2 mols of helium
    4. 0,05 mols of copper (II) chloride ( CuCl 2 )
    5. 31,31 × 10 23 molecules of carbon monoxide ( CO )
  5. Calculate the percentage that each element contributes to the overall mass of:
    1. Chloro-benzene ( C 6 H 5 Cl )
    2. Lithium hydroxide ( LiOH )
  6. CFC's (chlorofluorocarbons) are one of the gases that contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer. A chemist analysed a CFC and found that it contained 58,64% chlorine, 31,43% fluorine and 9,93% carbon. What is the empirical formula?
  7. 14 g of nitrogen combines with oxygen to form 46 g of a nitrogen oxide. Use this information to work out the formula of the oxide.
  8. Iodine can exist as one of three oxides ( I 2 O 4 ; I 2 O 5 ; I 4 O 9 ). A chemist has produced one of these oxides and wishes to know which one they have. If he started with 508 g of iodine and formed 652 g of the oxide, which form has he produced?
  9. A fluorinated hydrocarbon (a hydrocarbon is a chemical compound containing hydrogen and carbon.) was analysed and found to contain 8,57% H, 51,05% C and 40,38% F.
    1. What is its empirical formula?
    2. What is the molecular formula if the molar mass is 94,1 g mol 1 ?
  10. Copper sulphate crystals often include water. A chemist is trying to determine the number of moles of water in the copper sulphate crystals. She weighs out 3 g of copper sulphate and heats this. After heating, she finds that the mass is 1,9 g. What is the number of moles of water in the crystals? (Copper sulphate is represented by CuSO 4 x H 2 O ).
  11. 300 cm 3 of a 0,1 mol · dm - 3 solution of sulphuric acid is added to 200 cm 3 of a 0,5 mol · dm - 3 solution of sodium hydroxide.
    1. Write down a balanced equation for the reaction which takes place when these two solutions are mixed.
    2. Calculate the number of moles of sulphuric acid which were added to the sodium hydroxide solution.
    3. Is the number of moles of sulphuric acid enough to fully neutralise the sodium hydroxide solution? Support your answer by showing all relevant calculations. (IEB Paper 2 2004)
  12. A learner is asked to make 200 cm 3 of sodium hydroxide ( NaOH ) solution of concentration 0,5 mol · dm - 3 .
    1. Determine the mass of sodium hydroxide pellets he needs to use to do this.
    2. Using an accurate balance the learner accurately measures the correct mass of the NaOH pellets. To the pellets he now adds exactly 200 cm 3 of pure water. Will his solution have the correct concentration? Explain your answer.
    3. The learner then takes 300 cm 3 of a 0,1 mol · dm - 3 solution of sulphuric acid ( H 2 SO 4 ) and adds it to 200 cm 3 of a 0,5 mol · dm - 3 solution of NaOH at 25 0 C .
    4. Write down a balanced equation for the reaction which takes place when these two solutions are mixed.
    5. Calculate the number of moles of H 2 SO 4 which were added to the NaOH solution.
    6. Is the number of moles of H 2 SO 4 calculated in the previous question enough to fully neutralise the NaOH solution? Support your answer by showing all the relevant calculations. (IEB Paper 2, 2004)

Questions & Answers

What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
What makes metals better to use as wires than non-metals? (please link to bonding type)??? HELP
Yash Reply

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