formula mass

Debate and discussion of any biological questions not pertaining to a particular topic.

Moderators: honeev, Leonid, amiradm, BioTeam

Post Reply
User avatar
kandarp shah
Coral
Coral
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:28 pm
Location: USA
Contact:

formula mass

Post by kandarp shah » Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:33 am

hey!!!!!!
do any of our members know the definiton of FORMULA MASS?????
(chemistry).
thanks in advance.

scoophy
Garter
Garter
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:39 am

Post by scoophy » Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:40 am

I'm not familiar with that term in English, but there's a similar word in my language. Could it be the sum of all masses of all the elements that the chemical formula of a molecule is composed of? For example the formula mass of CO2 would be the mass of carbon plus 2x the mass of oxygen (look at your periodic system - mine says 12,01 + 2x16,00 = 44,01 g/mol for CO2)

User avatar
kandarp shah
Coral
Coral
Posts: 108
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:28 pm
Location: USA
Contact:

Post by kandarp shah » Tue Dec 06, 2005 5:48 am

hey...scoopy
first of all thanks for your superfast reply......i think it is the sum of all the atoms that contain in any specific compound as i just found on google........but i am not sure about your answers......thanks anyway again...i really appreciated it.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests