Definition

mole per meter cubed (Avogadro constant)

Part of the Computing fundamentals glossary:

The mole per meter cubed (mol / m 3 ) is the International Unit of amount-of-substance concentration. It is an expression of the number of atom s of a substance per unit volume, and is of interest primarily to chemists and physicists.

One mole is equal to approximately 6.022169 x 10 23 , and is also called the Avogadro constant. Thus, 1 mol / m 3 represents approximately 6.022169 x 10 23 atoms of a substance in one cubic meter of space.

Sometimes, larger or smaller units are defined by attaching power-of-10 prefix multipliers. For example, a kilomole per meter cubed (1 kmol / m 3 ) is 10 3 mol / m 3 , or approximately 6.022169 x 10 26 atoms per cubic meter; a nanomole per meter cubed (1 nmol / m 3 ) is 10 -9 mol / m 3 , or approximately 6.022169 x 10 14 atoms per cubic meter.

Also see meter cubed , mole , prefix multiplier s, and SI (International System of Units).

This was last updated in March 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • Schrodinger's cat

    - Schrodinger's cat explained: This definition describes Schrodinger's famous thought experiment and its place in quantum theory. (WhatIs.com)

  • flash storage

    - Flash storage, based on flash memory, is used for data repositories, storage systems and consumer devices, such as USB drives, smartphones and solid-state drives. Flash-based storage is faster than... (WhatIs.com)

  • six degrees of separation

    - Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. (WhatIs.com)

Glossaries

  • Computing fundamentals

    - Terms related to computer fundamentals, including computer hardware definitions and words and phrases about software, operating systems, peripherals and troubleshooting.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question About mole per meter cubed (Avogadro constant)Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.