Help please. I dont understand

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Homework Statement



The estimated average concentration of carbon monoxide in air in the United States in 1991 was 6.0 ppm. Calculate the number of CO molecules in 1.0 L of this air at a pressure of 601 torr and a temperature of 20.°C.



Homework Equations



pv=nrt

The Attempt at a Solution

I tried this and using pv=nrt
pressure was converted to torr
volume was 1
r was taken as 8.31
temp was converted into K
and then...
n was solved for, and muktiplied by avagadro's number
Am i missing something? am i supposed to include the ppm?
i am so confused.
please help.
 

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Borek
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ppm is a concentration, so yes, it should be included in your calculations - otherwise you calculated just the number of molecules of all gases in the given volume.

Unfortunately, question is ambiguous - it doesn't state whether ppm is weight/weight or volume/volume.
 

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