1 mol of Mg atoms in 1 mol of chlorophyll (is it possible)

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In summary, one molecule of chlorophyll (C55H72O5N4Mg) contains only one Mg atom, and one mole of chlorophyll contains 6.023 x 10^23 molecules, so there are 6.023 x 10^23 Mg atoms present in one mole of chlorophyll.
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If one molecule of chlorophyll contains one Mg atom, then how many Mg atoms are present in one mole of
Chlorophyll (C55H72O5N4Mg)

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As I know, one molecule C55H72O5N4Mg contains only one Mg atom
6.023 X 10^23 C55H72O5N4Mg molecules contain one Mg X 6,023 X 10^23 = 6,023 X 10^23 Mg atoms?
 
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Looks good to me. Why the question mark ?
 
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BvU said:
Looks good to me. Why the question marak ?
Because I wanted to get the concept checked whether I am correct or wrong.
 
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We could still both be wrong ... :rolleyes:
 
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1. Is it possible to have 1 mol of Mg atoms in 1 mol of chlorophyll?

Yes, it is possible to have 1 mol of Mg atoms in 1 mol of chlorophyll. This is because the chemical formula for chlorophyll is C55H72O5N4Mg, which means that for every 1 mol of chlorophyll, there are 1 mol of Mg atoms present.

2. How does the presence of Mg atoms in chlorophyll affect its function?

Mg atoms play a crucial role in the function of chlorophyll. They are located at the center of the chlorophyll molecule and are responsible for absorbing and transferring light energy during photosynthesis. Without Mg atoms, chlorophyll would not be able to carry out its essential function in converting light energy into chemical energy.

3. Can the number of Mg atoms present in chlorophyll vary?

Yes, the number of Mg atoms present in chlorophyll can vary. This is because chlorophyll is a complex molecule with many different forms, and the amount of Mg atoms present may differ depending on the specific form of chlorophyll.

4. What are the other elements present in chlorophyll, besides Mg?

In addition to Mg, chlorophyll also contains carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. These elements are all essential for the structure and function of chlorophyll in photosynthesis.

5. Can chlorophyll function without Mg atoms?

No, chlorophyll cannot function without Mg atoms. As mentioned earlier, Mg atoms are crucial for the absorption and transfer of light energy during photosynthesis. Without Mg atoms, chlorophyll would not be able to carry out this vital process, and photosynthesis would not occur.

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