A mole is a unit of measuring the quantity of anything. A single mole is set to the number of particles found in 12.000 grams of carbon-12. This number is 6.022 x 10

^{23}carbon atoms. The number 6.022 x 10

^{23}is known as Avogadro's Number.

A mole of carbon-12 atoms has 6.022 x 10

^{23}carbon-12 atoms. A mole of apples has 6.022 x 10

^{23}apples.

A mole of water has 6.022 x 10

^{23}water molecules.

How much is that to most people?

Water (H

_{2}O) is made from 2 atoms of hydrogen and 1 atom of oxygen. A mole of water molecules would be 2 moles of hydrogen atoms plus 1 mole of oxygen atoms.

From the periodic table we see the atomic weight of hydrogen is 1.0079 and the atomic weight of oxygen is 15.9994.

Atomic mass is the number of grams per mole of the element. This means 1 mole of hydrogen weighs 1.0079 grams and 1 mole of oxygen weighs 15.9994 grams.

Water would weigh

weight of water = 2(1.0079) g + 15.9994 g

weight of water = 2.0158 g + 15.9994 g

weight of water = 18.0152 g.

One mole of water weighs 18.0152 grams.

To find out the volume of water in one mole, you need to know the density of water.

The density of water varies depending on temperature and pressure but can usually be taken as 1 gram per milliliter.

Density is the amount of mass per volume or

Density = mass/Volume

so

Volume = mass/Density

Volume = 18 grams/1 gram/mL

Volume = 18 mL

18 mL holds a mole of water.