agra,ahmedabad,ajmer,akola,aligarh,ambala,amravati,amritsar,aurangabad,ayodhya,bangalore,bareilly,bathinda,bhagalpur,bhilai,bhiwani,bhopal,bhubaneswar,bikaner,bilaspur,bokaro,chandigarh,chennai,coimbatore,cuttack,dehradun,delhi ncr,dhanbad,dibrugarh,durgapur,faridabad,ferozpur,gandhinagar,gaya,ghaziabad,goa,gorakhpur,greater noida,gurugram,guwahati,gwalior,haldwani,haridwar,hisar,hyderabad,indore,jabalpur,jaipur,jalandhar,jammu,jamshedpur,jhansi,jodhpur,jorhat,kaithal,kanpur,karimnagar,karnal,kashipur,khammam,kharagpur,kochi,kolhapur,kolkata,kota,kottayam,kozhikode,kurnool,kurukshetra,latur,lucknow,ludhiana,madurai,mangaluru,mathura,meerut,moradabad,mumbai,muzaffarpur,mysore,nagpur,nanded,narnaul,nashik,nellore,noida,palwal,panchkula,panipat,pathankot,patiala,patna,prayagraj,puducherry,pune,raipur,rajahmundry,ranchi,rewa,rewari,rohtak,rudrapur,saharanpur,salem,secunderabad,silchar,siliguri,sirsa,solapur,sri-ganganagar,srinagar,surat,thrissur,tinsukia,tiruchirapalli,tirupati,trivandrum,udaipur,udhampur,ujjain,vadodara,vapi,varanasi,vellore,vijayawada,visakhapatnam,warangal,yamuna-nagar

Mole relations - Definitions, mathematical expressions, practice examples & FAQs

You must observe bananas can be purchased by number (dozen) and by the kilogram (weight) also curd is sold by weight as well as litre (volume), in the same way as sub atomic particle or material which is uncountable like atoms, molecules, ions, oils, detergent powder, sugar, salt, etc mole is the mathematical tool which makes relations between their number and weight or volume.

Please enter alt text


Table of contents

Mathematical forms of mole

  1. Mole=6.022×1023 entities

1 Mole=6.0221023 entities

We know, number of dozens =number of entities12

Similarly, the number of moles = number of entities6.022 × 1023

  1. Mole - weight relation

Number of moles = weight of substance gMolar mass 

The mass of 6.022×1023 particles of any substance is termed the molar mass of the substance.

  1. Mole-volume relationship

Number of moles = volume of gas LMolar volume Lat same T & P


The number of moles = volume of gas L22.7 L at STP


We know one Dozen=12 entities

Entities can be a pen, pencil, etc, but entities can’t be atoms, ions, molecules, etc)

We know one Mole=6.022×1023 entities

6.022×1023 number is known as Avogadro’s number and is represented byNA.

6.022×1023 =1 NA

We can say,

1 mole of H+ion = Collection of 6.022×1023H+ion

1 mole of H2 molecules = Collection of 6.022×1023H2 molecules

1 mole of H atoms = Collection of 6.022×1023H atoms

The quantity “mole” can be utilized for either a homogenous or heterogeneous mixture. The concept of mole can be utilized to solute or solvent depending upon one’s requirement.

A mole is defined as the amount of substance comprising the same number of fundamental entities as the number of atoms present in a pure sample of carbon weighing exactly 12 g or A mole is defined as the amount of a substance that contains exactly 6.022×1023 elementary entities of the given substance.

Why did we take Avogadro's number to be 6.022×1023

We know, the mass of one proton= 1.66×10-24g


1 amu= 1.66×10-24g

Also remember: 1 amu×NA1

Normal temperature and pressure (NTP)

Temperature = 200C=293 K

Pressure = 1 atm

It was experimentally observed that, at NTP conditions, one mole of an ideal gas occupies 24.0 L volume.

Standard temperature and pressure (STP)

Temperature =00C=273 K

Pressure = 1 atm

It was experimentally observed that, at STP conditions, one mole of an ideal gas occupies 22.7 L volume.

Video Link:

(Time stamp-17:20 till the end)

Practice problems

Q1. Find the total number of Helium (He) atoms present in 2.5 moles of Helium.

(NA refers to Avagadro’s number)

a. NA
b. 2NA
c. 2.5NA
d. 3NA

Answer: (C)

Solution: we know 1 mole = 6.022×1023 entities

The total number of He atoms = 2.5× 6.022×1023 = 2.5NA

Q2. Find the total mass in grams of 2.5 moles of iron.(Molar mass of Fe = 56 g mol-1)

A. 140 g
B. 150 g
C. 56 gg
D. 156 g

Answer: (A)

Solution: number of moles = weight of substance gMolar mass 

Weight of iron= number of moles × Molar mass

Weight of iron = (2.5 ×56) g = 140 g

Q 3. Find the volume at STP for 160 g SO3 gas.

A. 44.8 L
B. 45.4 L
C. 11.2 L
D. 5.6 L

Answer: (B)

Solution: number of moles of SO3 = weight of substance gMolar mass =16080=2 mol

number of moles =volume of gas L22.7 L at NTP

Volume of SO3 gas = 1 mol× 22.7 L=45.4 L

Q4. Find the charge of 56 mg of Fe3+ ions.

A. 144.56 C
B. 72.30 C
C. 96.35 C
D. 192.7 C

Answer: (C)

Solution: number of moles of Fe3+ = weight of substance gMolar mass =0.05656= 1 ×10-3 mol

The total number of Fe3+ ions = 1 ×10-3×6.022×1023=6.022 ×1020

One ion Fe3+ contains three positive charges.

We know the magnitude of the charge of one proton equals the magnitude of the charge of one electron.

Charge of one proton = 1.6×10-19C

Total charge on Fe3+= 1.6×10-19C×6.022 ×1020=96.35 C

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Q1. Why do we use mole fraction?
The mole fraction is the ratio of the number of single component molecules (or moles) to the total number of molecules in the mixture (or moles). The mole fraction is important when two reactive components are combined together because the ratio of the two components may be understood if the mole fraction of each component is known.

Q2. Is partial pressure equal to mole fraction?
Each gas's partial pressure in a mixture is proportional to its mole fraction. The pressure exerted by each gas in the gas mixture (its partial pressure) is independent of the pressure exerted by all other gases in the mixture.

Q3. What is the significance of the mole concept?
The mole definition pervades all aspects of chemistry. Because most quantitative chemical calculations are based on the mole, knowledge of the mole is essential for chemistry students. Understanding how the mole relates to mass, the number of individuals, and so on.

Q4. What do the terms gram-atom and gram-molecule mean?
Moles are the units of measurement for gram-atoms and gram-molecules in current usage.

E.g- 1 gram-atom Na+ = 1 mol of Na+

1 gram-molecule H2O = 1 mol of H2O

Q5. When is Mole Day celebrated?

Answer: 1NA=6.022×1023

Mole Day is celebrated on September 23, from 6 AM to 6 PM.


Talk to our expert
By submitting up, I agree to receive all the Whatsapp communication on my registered number and Aakash terms and conditions and privacy policy