# How many moles of atoms are contained in 5.60 grams of Sulfur? Can someone help me understand how to work out other problems like these as well? Thank you!!

## How many mols S are in 5.60 g S? If call sulfur as S (and not S8), the mols S in 5.60 g S will be 5.60/atomic mass S = 5.60/32 = ? So you have that many mols of atoms.

If you are to use S8 as sulfur, please post again at the top of the page and bring that to our attention.

## To determine the number of moles of atoms in a given mass of a chemical element, you can use the following steps:

1. Find the molar mass of the element: This can be done by adding up the atomic masses of all the atoms in one mole of the element. In the case of sulfur (S), the atomic mass is 32.06 grams/mole.

2. Divide the given mass of the element by its molar mass: In this case, divide 5.60 grams by 32.06 grams/mole:

5.60 g / 32.06 g/mole = 0.1747 moles of sulfur

Therefore, there are approximately 0.1747 moles of sulfur atoms in 5.60 grams of sulfur.

To work out similar problems, follow these steps:

1. Determine the molar mass of the element you are interested in. You can find the atomic mass of each element on the periodic table.

2. Divide the given mass of the element by its molar mass to obtain the number of moles.

Remember to use consistent units when performing calculations and round your final answer to an appropriate number of significant figures.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!