Quantative Chemistry

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Relative Formula Mass

All Compounds have a relative formula mass

  • The relative formula mass (Mr) is just the relative atomic masses (Ar) of all the atoms in the molecular formula added together

You can calculate the % of mass of an element in a compound

  • Percentage mass of element= Ar x no. of atoms of that element    x 100
  •                                                 Mr of the compound           


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One mole of any substance is just an amount of that substance that contains an avogadro number of particles- so 6.02 x 1023 

  • One Mole of atoms or molecules of any substance will have a mass in grams equal to the relative formula mass (Mr) for that substance.
  • No. of Moles=   Mass in g
  •                            Mr           

 The mole is simply the name given to an amount of a substance

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Conservation of Mass

In a Chemical Reaction Mass is always Conserved

  • During a chemical reaction no atoms are destroyed and no atoms are created
  • This means there are the same no. of and types of atoms on each side of the reaction equation.  

If the mass seems to change there's probably a gas involved

  • If the mass increases, its probably because one of the reactants is a gas thats found in air and all the products are solids, liquids or aqueous.
  • If the mass decreases, its probably because one of the products is a gas and all the reactants are solids, liquids or aqueous.
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The Mole and Equations

You can use Moles to calculate Masses in equations

  • The big numbers in front of the chemical reactants and products in a balanced equation tell you how many moles there are.

Calculating Concentration as a Molarity 1 - Activity You Can use this formula to work out mass/moles or formula of atomic mass with the below method:

1. Fill in grid with the data from the question (Grid should consist of balanced equation, then mass in g, then Ar/Mr and then moles) 

2. Calculate formula mass of each compound

3.Calculate Number of moles of known value

4.  Use a ratio to find unknown moles

5.Calculate unkown mass


1. Ignore any big numbers and fill out Ar/Mr row

2. Work out ratio (use big numbers)

3. Work out mass

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The mole and Equations continued


1. Ignore any big numbers and fill out Ar/Mr row

2. Work out ratio (use big numbers)

3. Work out mass

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Limiting Reactants

Reactions stop when one reactant is used up

  • Any other reactants that have been left behind are in Excess
  • The reactant that's used up is called the Limiting Reactant
  • The amount of product formed is Directly Proportional to the limiting reactant
  • This is because if you add more reactant there is more reactant particles to take part in the reaction, which means more product particles
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Concentration of solutions

Concentration is the amount of substance in one place

  • The more solute there is in a solution, the more concentrated the solution

Solute is the substance dissolved

Solvent is the substance that dissolves a solute

Concentration can be measured in g/dm3

  • Concentration= mass of solute(g)
  •                           volume of solvent (dm3)
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