#### Molar Mass, Molecular Weight and Elemental Composition Calculator

Molar mass of NaCl (Sodium chloride) is 58.4428 g/mol

Convert between NaCl weight and moles
CompoundMolesWeight, g
NaCl

Elemental composition of NaCl
ElementSymbolAtomic weightAtomsMass percent
SodiumNa22.98976928139.3372
ChlorineCl35.453160.6628

Computing molar mass step by step

First, compute the number of each atom in NaCl:
Na: 1, Cl: 1

Then, lookup atomic weights for each element in periodic table:
Na: 22.98976928, Cl: 35.453

Now, compute the sum of products of number of atoms to the atomic weight:
Molar mass (NaCl) = ∑ Counti * Weighti =
Count(Na) * Weight(Na) + Count(Cl) * Weight(Cl) =
1 * 22.98976928 + 1 * 35.453 =
58.4428 g/mol

Mass percent compositionAtomic percent composition

Appearance
Sodium chloride appears as a white crystalline solid.

Sample reactions for NaCl
EquationReaction type
AgNO3 + NaCl = AgCl + NaNO3double replacement
NaCl + F2 = NaF + Cl2single replacement
NaCl + H2SO4 = Na2SO4 + HCldouble replacement
NaCl = Na + Cl2decomposition
Pb(NO3)2 + NaCl = PbCl2 + NaNO3double replacement

Formula in Hill system is ClNa

### Computing molar mass (molar weight)

To calculate molar mass of a chemical compound enter its formula and click 'Compute'. In chemical formula you may use:
• Any chemical element. Capitalize the first letter in chemical symbol and use lower case for the remaining letters: Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn, S, O, H, C, N, Na, K, Cl, Al.
• Functional groups: D, Ph, Me, Et, Bu, AcAc, For, Ts, Tos, Bz, TMS, tBu, Bzl, Bn, Dmg
• parantesis () or brackets [].
• Common compound names.
Examples of molar mass computations: NaCl, Ca(OH)2, K4[Fe(CN)6], CuSO4*5H2O, water, nitric acid, potassium permanganate, ethanol, fructose, caffeine.

Molar mass calculator also displays common compound name, Hill formula, elemental composition, mass percent composition, atomic percent compositions and allows to convert from weight to number of moles and vice versa.

### Computing molecular weight (molecular mass)

To calculate molecular weight of a chemical compound enter it's formula, specify its isotope mass number after each element in square brackets.
Examples of molecular weight computations: C[14]O[16]2, S[34]O[16]2.

### Definitions of molecular mass, molecular weight, molar mass and molar weight

• Molecular mass (molecular weight) is the mass of one molecule of a substance and is expressed in the unified atomic mass units (u). (1 u is equal to 1/12 the mass of one atom of carbon-12)
• Molar mass (molar weight) is the mass of one mole of a substance and is expressed in g/mol.
Weights of atoms and isotopes are from NIST article.

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