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#### Geoquest

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##### Is one mole of O2 equal to 2 moles of O ?
« on: 26/06/2011 22:44:33 »
Does one mole of O2 equal 2 moles of O?
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#### damocles

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##### Re: Is one mole of O2 equal to 2 moles of O ?
« Reply #1 on: 26/06/2011 23:03:27 »
Does one mole of O2 equal 2 moles of O?

That depends on what you mean by "equal". Certainly 1 mole of O2 is the right amount to make 2 mole of O, But O2 is stable, and not too reactive at ordinary room temperature, whereas O, atomic oxygen, is extremely reactive and likely to initiate an explosion with any fuel present. O might also mean oxygen as the element without specifying its chemical form; O2 can only mean dioxygen gas. Anyway, 1 mole of oxygen gas contains 2 mole of oxygen atoms. It is the same as 1 dozen pairs of shoes and 2 dozen shoes. Mole is a number, like dozen.

#### Geoquest

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##### Re: Is one mole of O2 equal to 2 moles of O ?
« Reply #2 on: 26/06/2011 23:32:31 »
Let me re-state the question....

Are there the same amount of atoms in 1 mole of O2 as there are in 2 moles of O?

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##### Re: Is one mole of O2 equal to 2 moles of O ?
« Reply #3 on: 27/06/2011 04:09:03 »
... and let me re-state the answer --

Yes!

#### Geoquest

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##### Re: Is one mole of O2 equal to 2 moles of O ?
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