Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 2 - Conceptual Exercise 2.15 - Molar Mass - Page 79: a


The fact that something is diatomic does not change its mass nor the number of atoms.

Work Step by Step

The fact that Iodine is diatomic just means that Iodine atoms are bonded to each other. However, the fact that the atoms are bonded does not change their mass, nor does it change the number of Iodine atoms. Thus, the given fact does not need to be accounted for.
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