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What is the law of conservation of mass ?

"The law of conservation of mass states that no atoms are lost or made during a chemical reaction so the mass of the products
equals the mass of the reactants."


What is the relative formula mass of a compound ?

"The relative formula mass (Mr) of a compound is the sum of the relative atomic masses of the atoms in the numbers shown in the formula.


How can a chemical reaction result in an increase in mass ?

For example: when a metal reacts with oxygen the mass of the oxide produced is greater than the mass of the metal


Why can some reactions involve a loss in mass ?

If a reactant or product is a gas. For example in the thermal decompositions of metal carbonates carbon dioxide is produced and escapes into the atmosphere leaving the metal oxide as the only solid product.


In the reaction Zn + 2HCl-----> ZnCl2 + H2 explain what happens to the overall mass in the reaction if it happens in an unsealed container.

The mass goes down as hydrogen is a gas and escapes into the armosphere.


What is the symbol for moles ?



What are chemical amounts measured in ?



What is the mass of 1 mole of a substance in grams ?

The mass of one mole of a substance in grams is numerically equal to its relative formula mass."


What is the avagadro constant ?

The number of atoms, molecules or ions in a mole of a given substance is the Avogadro constant. "


What is the value of Avagadro's constant ?

The value of the Avogadro constant is 6.02 x 1023 per mole.


What is the mass of 1 mole of Oxygen gas

32 grams


what is the mass of 1 mole of oxygen atoms ?

16 grams


What is the mass of 1 mole of carbon dioxide.
What is the mass of 0.25 moles of carbondioxide

44 grams
11 grams


How many moles of carbon dioxide are there in 88 grams of carbon dioxide.

2 moles


How many moles are in 10 grams of calcium carbonate

0.1 mole


Write an equation for the thermal decomposition of Zinc carbonate.

ZnC03----------> ZnO + CO2


When 3.1 grams of Zinc carbonate Undergoes thermal decomposition calculate the mass of ZnO produced.

mass of ZnCO3 = 3.1grams moles of ZnCo3 = 3.1/124 grams 0.25 mole
1 mole ZnO is 60g therefore 0.25 moles = 60 x 0.25 = 1.5 grams


In a reaction between magnesium and HCl, Jane wanted to find out how changing the amount of magnesium affected the rate of the reaction. Explain why the HCL needs to be in excess in this reaction and why the magnesium is called the limiting factor.

To make sure that HCL changing is not changing the reaction the HCL needs to be in excess. This makes sure that the reaction does not stop beacause the HCL is finished. It is only the amount of magnesium that is limiting the reaction.


Calculate the mass of sodium chloride needed to make 0.5 litres of a 2 molar solution of sodium hydroxide ?

moles = 0.5 x2 =1 mole
1 mole = to 58.5grams


Calculate the mass of calcium needed to make 25 cm3 of a 2 molar solution

moles = 2 x 0.025 = 0.05 mole
1 mole = 100grams 0.05 = 5 grams


Write down 3 ways that might cause all the reactants not to turn into products.

the reaction may not go to completion because it is reversible
• some of the product may be lost when it is separated from the reaction mixture
• some of the reactants may react in ways different to the expected reaction.


What is the percentage yield?

The amount of a product obtained is known as the yield. When compared with the maximum theoretical amount as a percentage, it is called the percentage yield.


What is atom economy ?

It is a measure of the amount of starting materials that end up as useful products.


Why is it important to have a high atom economy

It is important for sustainable development and for economic reasons to use reactions with high atom economy.


How is the percentage atom economy of a reaction measured

The percentage atom economy of a reaction is calculated using the balanced equation for the reaction as follows:
Mass of useful product/mass of all the reactants X 100


When do equal amounts of gases in moles occupy the same volume ?

Equal amounts in moles of gases occupy the same volume under the same conditions of temperature and pressure.


What volume does 1 mole of gas occupy att r.t.p

The volume of one mole of any gas at room temperature and pressure (20oC and 1 atmosphere pressure) is 24 dm3.


Calculate the volume of gas produced when 12 grams of Magnesium metal reacts with excess HCL

12 dm3


Calculate volume of gas produced when 2 grams of CaCO3 reacts with excess HCL

1.2 grams


Calclate mass of CaCO3 needed to react with excess HCL to produce 6dm3 of gas ?

this is a 1/4 of a mole of gas from the equation we need a 1/4 of a mole of CaCo3 1/4 x 100 = 25grams