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Homework Help: Gram formula weight

  1. Jan 13, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    How many moles is 0.01 gram formula weight of NaCN?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I thought it meant 0.01/49 moles of NaCN.
    The solution simply says 0.01 moles. Why?
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  3. Jan 13, 2016 #2


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    What's the definition of 1 mole of a particular substance? How is it calculated?
  4. Jan 13, 2016 #3


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    An obscure and rarely used term in my experience, but definitely not equivalent to just gram.
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