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10: The Mole

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  • The mole is the unit of measurement in the International System of Units (SI) for amount of substance. It is defined as the amount of a chemical substance that contains as many elementary entities (e.g., atoms, molecules, ions, electrons, or photons). This number is expressed by the Avogadro constant, which has a value of \(6.022140857 \times 10^{23} \;mol^{-1}\). The mole is one of the base units of the SI, and has the unit symbol mol.

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    • CK-12 Foundation by Sharon Bewick, Richard Parsons, Therese Forsythe, Shonna Robinson, and Jean Dupon.

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