Two Step Mole Calculations

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By the use of "grouping" (we call it the mole concept in chemistry) of base units or particles of substances that are too small and numerous to mass out or count individually, we can actually do these tasks. So far, one has been limited to the following calculations:
These are called One Step Mole Calculations. Each calculation requires a specific equation or conversion factor (if one is using Dimensional Analysis) to find the answer.

A graphic organizer called the [Mole Wheel Handout] or [Level 2 Mole Wheel] has been used to help in determining the appropriate equation/conversion factor for the problems. Using the Mole Wheel, one sees that all the One Step Calculations are calculations that either goes from the outside of the wheel (on one spoke of the wheel) to the mole (the hub of the wheel) or visa versa.

The next logical question is, Why is one limited to go from the spoke (mass, or number of particles, or volume) to the hub (the mole)? Why can't one go from one spoke to another spoke?

For example, why can't one ask the question, What is the mass of 42.5L of CO2 gas at STP?

Of course, the answer is one can answer this question. Here, it is called a Two Step Mole Calcuations.

The procedures for Two Step Mole Calculation (using the Mole Wheel as guide) are the same as any math problem in class and just an extension of One Step Mole Calculation.
The step are the following:
1. From problem/question, find known information (locate on Mole Wheel)
2. From problem/question, find what one is looking for (locate on Mole Wheel)

3. Do math and sig fig, scientific notation (if needed), units and symbols to get answer.

Here is:

Added after initial You Tube video was done (added 2020-2021 School Year)

Actual doing problem on video

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