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SAINT PEDRO POVEDA COLLEGE

High School Department, SY 2014-2015

Chemistry Laboratory (Grade 9)
Session 9
NAME

RATING

GROUP NO.

DATE

TASK/s PERFORMED

ACTIVITY 19

You gotta love MOLE!

What you should be able to do
At the end of the activity, you should be able to solve problems involving mass
relationships, moles and molar masses.
What you need
calculator
Periodic Table of Elements
sodium chloride
triple beam balance
lithium chloride

pieces of chalk
unknown metal sample

What you should do

PART A. Determine the number of molecules in a mouthful of water
1. Obtain a cup of water and record its mass here: __________(g)
2. Drink one mouthful of water, then measure the mass of the cup again and record
here: _________(g)
Calculations:
1. How many grams of water did you drink?

4. How many molecules of water are in 1 mole?

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Reference/s:
(n.a). (n.d). Molar Mass Lab. Retrieved from ahschemonline.wikispaces.com/file/view/Molar+Mass+Lab.doc

PART B Determine the number of chalk molecules required to write your

name
1. Obtain a piece of chalk and record its mass here: ___________(g)
2. Use the chalk to write your name on a piece of paper, then measure the mass of
the chalk again and record here: _________(g)
Calculations:
1. How many grams of chalk did you use?

4. How many molecules of chalk are in 1 mole?

5. How many molecules of chalk did you use to write your name?

PART C - Determine the identity of an unknown metal

1. Obtain a sample of 1 mole of an unknown metal and record its mass here:
___________(g)
2. Transfer the unknown metal to an empty beaker, then measure the mass of the
initial beaker and record it here: ________(g)
Calculations:
1. How many grams of unknown metal do you have?

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Reference/s:
(n.a). (n.d). Molar Mass Lab. Retrieved from ahschemonline.wikispaces.com/file/view/Molar+Mass+Lab.doc

2. Knowing that this amount is equal to one mole, how can you determine what metal
you have?

PART D - Determine the identity of an unknown compound is it salt (NaCl) or

lithium chloride?
1. Obtain a sample of 1 mole of the compound and record its mass here: __________(g)
2. Transfer the unknown compound to an empty beaker, then measure the mass of
the initial beaker and record it here: _________(g)
Calculations:
1. How many grams of unknown compound do you have?

2. Knowing that this amount is equal to one mole, how can you determine what
compound you have?

3. Is your unknown compound - salt or lithium chloride?

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Reference/s:
(n.a). (n.d). Molar Mass Lab. Retrieved from ahschemonline.wikispaces.com/file/view/Molar+Mass+Lab.doc