Converting micrograms to moles for IgG

Mike Clark mrc7 at cam.ac.uk
Tue Nov 14 10:54:21 EST 2000


In article <v04011705b63703267528@[144.92.64.179]>, Michael L. Sullivan
<URL:mailto:mlsulliv at facstaff.wisc.edu> wrote:
> Freshman Chemistry:
> 
> Both the dalton and the gram are units of mass.  The dalton is defined as
> 1/12 the mass of a C-12 atom.  A mole of molecules will have the gram mass
> of it's molecular weight in daltons.  So, one IgG molecule has a mass of
> about 150 kdaltons, and a mole of IgG molecules has a mass of about 150 kg.
> 
> Mike
> 

You can of course use "relative molecular mass" or Mr (suffix r) and being
a ratio it is unitless and hence always the same.


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