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6.5.1: Making Your Own Mole Road Map

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    We introduced the mole map concept in a previous chapter. The graphic for this is shown again below.

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    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): The mole road map shows the conversion factors needed to interconvert mass, number of particles, and volume of a gas.

    We can now extend this mole map idea by adding additional conversion steps. As an exercise, create your own mole map which includes both the content covered previously, as well as the content introduced in this chapter. Your mole map will differ from the previous mole map in that you may have more than one step for some of the problems covered in this chapter. You are being asked to create your own mole map because you will find your own map more useful than that created by someone else. Your map should be able to help you solve each of the following types of problems:

    • conversions from moles of one substance to moles of another from a balanced chemical equation.
    • conversions from mass of one substance to moles of another from a balanced chemical equation. Or vice versa.
    • conversions from mass of one substance to mass of another from a balanced chemical equation.
    • conversions from mass of one substance to particles of another from a balanced chemical equation. Or vice versa. Note: this one has not been covered in this chapter, but as a synthesis of the ideas previously presented along with what is presented in this chapter.

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