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    Let's see you figure this out

    ok, got bored, so here's a question I was given in science class(if we got it right, we got to leave class early ). We're doing chemistry


    so let's see you figure this out. I'll type it out exactly as he wrote it for us:

    How many carbon protons are in my morning coffee?
    1 mol. of an element contains 6.02x10^23 atoms. My cup holds 465mL coffee. My coffee is a 2.6% sugar solution. Sugar has a density of 1.63g/mL and a forumla of C12 H22 O11(the numbers are supposed to be subscript).


  2. #2

    Re: Let's see you figure this out

    Easy. Pour out his coffee, then say None!

  3. #3

    Re: Let's see you figure this out

    nope, it is solvable

    the atomic weights I used to do it:
    C = 12.01
    H = 1.01
    O = 16.00

    someone here has to be able to figure it out!!

  4. #4

    Re: Let's see you figure this out

    UMMMM........Miss Scarlet, in the library, with a pipe-wrench, right?

  5. #5

    Re: Let's see you figure this out


    UMMMM........Miss Scarlet, in the library, with a pipe-wrench, right?
    bah, someone's gotta actually TRY before I explain this whole thing out...

  6. #6

    Re: Let's see you figure this out

    I'd love to do it- I used to run an environmental Q.C. lab., but I'm so rusty you might as well have written your question in Greek- hence the smart-ass reply. Sorry, I'm incorrigible.

  7. #7

    Re: Let's see you figure this out

    I'd love to do it- I used to run an environmental Q.C. lab., but I'm so rusty you might as well have written your question in Greek- hence the smart-ass reply. Sorry, I'm incorrigible.

  8. #8

    Re: Let's see you figure this out

    That question is insane. And who said there were that many atoms in a molecule? I doubt there are that many atoms in the human body.

  9. #9

    Re: Let's see you figure this out

    I doubt there's that many atoms, but still, that's what he gave us to work with, so work with it

  10. #10

    Re: Let's see you figure this out

    come on! this is grade 10 academic chemistry!

    here's a hint: the units have to cancel each other out. that'll probably only help you if you've learned how to do this before.

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