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Another Problem 4Question:In chemistry, we can calculate the amount of a chemical produced by a reaction (these calculations are called stoichiometric calculations). The calculation almost always involves figuring how many moles of the reactants (original ingredients) were used given the amount used. This is just a unit conversion problem! Suppose we take iron ore and add it to 1.20 liters of aqueous potassium permanganate to start a reaction. How many moles of the potassium permanganate did we use if we know that 1 liter of the stuff is equivalent to .0195 moles?Solution:
.0234 moles Don't let all the technical terms get in the way; we have 1.2 liters of stuff to convert to moles:
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