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Homework Help: Simple Question probably making it harder than it is

  1. Oct 5, 2006 #1
    Ok i made this question up, buuuut....

    Say you have 0.25 g Carbon and it's from the CO2. How much atoms are in C and O?

    haha the way ive been writing it down is C = 1 mol and O = 2 mol
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  3. Oct 5, 2006 #2
    Write out the balanced equation, then it turns into a simple stoich problem
  4. Oct 5, 2006 #3
    hahah let me rephrase the question...it's 0.25 g CO2! how much atoms of each element? another oopsers
  5. Oct 5, 2006 #4
    change CO2 to moles and then go from there.
  6. Oct 5, 2006 #5
    ok so go the avrogado route i see!

    yeah makes sense too since writing down atoms from the CO2 is based off of 1 mol of the compound.
  7. Oct 5, 2006 #6

    Avagadro FTW!:biggrin:
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