posted by Chantèl .
Volume of reaction flask is 2ml.
There are 273 nanomoles of molecular oxygen (O2)/ml of reaction volume at 25*C. What is the amount of atomic oxygen (nanomoles) in the reaction flask?
each O2 has 2 atomic O. The volume/temperature data are just noise.
I interpret the problem a little differently than Steve.
273 nmols/mL x 2 mL = total nmols O2.
Then nmoles atomic O2 is twice that so
4*273 = ? nanomols atomic O2.
(or we could say that technically there are NO O atoms since all are tied up as molecules). However, I think the spirit of the question is 4*273 = ?