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Chemistry: Molecular vs. Atomic Iodine

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Hello,

This question is a theory question:

I have calculated the moles of molecular iodine in a problem (I2) and the next question asks to calculate the moles of atomic iodine. Do I just multiply the number I have by two (as iodine is a diatomic molecule) or is it a "trick" question and the moles are the same.

Thanks for any help you can give me!
 

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It's not a trick question. I is an atom and I2 is a molecule.
 
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So if I have 0.75 mol of I2 then I have 1.5 mol of I?

Thanks!
 
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Yes.

I assume you are just starting your chemistry education and this is one of the first assignments, not some fancy advanced problem.
 
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Thanks so much!

It's actually just a small part of a larger question in a lab report but I just needed to know the theory behind the question as I was drawing a blank. The question I asked is just an example...not the actual question as I didn't want anybody to actually do the question for me (I do want to learn ;) )

Thanks for the help!
 

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