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Amount of substance and the mole

Milton, M.J.T. and Mills, I. M. (2009) Amount of substance and the mole. Chimia, 63 (10). pp. 613-615. ISSN 0009-4293

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To link to this item DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2009.613


The unit mole is very familiar amongst both chemists and physicists, but the name of the corresponding quantity 'amount of substance' is not so familiar and the concept is still a source of difficulty for many students. This paper reviews and clarifies these concepts and also discusses the definition of the unit mole, and its possible revision.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:11488
Uncontrolled Keywords:Amount of substance, Molar mass constant, Mole, Redefinition, SI, REDEFINITION

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