CaC2 (Calcium carbide) Molar Mass (With Calculations)

CaC2 (Calcium carbide) Molar Mass

Molar mass of CaC2 (Calcium carbide) is 64.1 g/mol.

Well, now you have come to know the molar mass of CaC2.

But how can you get this value?

Let me show you the calculation to get the molar mass of CaC2 (Calcium carbide).

You can also refer to this one minute video which will show you the simple steps to calculate the molar mass of any compounds.

CaC2 (Calcium carbide) Molar Mass Calculation

If you have a periodic table with you, then you can easily calculate the molar mass of CaC2 (Calcium carbide).

Because the molar mass of any molecule (or compound) can be calculated by simply adding the molar masses of individual atoms.

Now here we have to find the molar mass of CaC2 (Calcium carbide).

So for that, have a look at the periodic table given below.

You can see the molar mass value of all the atoms from this periodic table.

Now in CaC2, there is 1 Calcium atom and 2 Carbon atoms.

So let’s look at the molar mass of Calcium and Carbon from the above periodic table.

You can see that;

The molar mass of Calcium is 40.078 g/mol. [1]

The molar mass of Carbon is 12.011 g/mol. [2]

Now, to calculate the molar mass of CaC2, you just have to add the molar mass of all the individual atoms that are present in CaC2.

You can see that in CaC2, there is 1 Calcium atom and 2 Carbon atoms.

So, Molar mass of CaC2 = Molar mass of 1 Calcium (Ca) atom + Molar mass of 2 Carbon (C) atoms.
= 40.078 + (12.011) 2
= 40.078 + 24.022
= 64.1 g/mol

Hence the Molar mass of CaC2 is 64.1 g/mol.

I hope you have understood the short and simple calculation for finding the molar mass of CaC2.


  • In some books, you may see the unit of molar mass as grams/mole or g/mole. But all these units (i.e g/mol, grams/mole and g/mole) are the same. 
  • Always follow the calculation order to avoid any mistakes in calculation. First solve the brackets, then multiplications and at last do the final addition.
  • And don’t forget to put the unit g/mol to your final calculated molar mass.

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