NaOH (Sodium hydroxide) Molar Mass (With Calculations)

Molar mass of NaOH (Sodium hydroxide) is 39.997 g/mol.

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

But how can you get this value?

Let me show you the calculation to get the molar mass of NaOH (Sodium hydroxide).

If you are a visual learner like me, then here is a short one minute video for you.

NaOH (Sodium hydroxide) Molar Mass Calculation

If you have a periodic table with you, then you can easily calculate the molar mass of NaOH (Sodium hydroxide).

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 NaOH (Sodium hydroxide).

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 NaOH, there is 1 Sodium atom, 1 Oxygen atom and 1 Hydrogen atom.

So let’s look at the molar mass of Sodium, Oxygen and Hydrogen from the above periodic table.

You can see that;

The molar mass of Sodium is 22.990 g/mol. [1]

The molar mass of Oxygen is 15.999 g/mol. [2]

The molar mass of Hydrogen is 1.008 g/mol. [3]

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

You can see that in NaOH, there is 1 Sodium atom, 1 Oxygen atom and 1 Hydrogen atom.

So, Molar mass of NaOH = Molar mass of 1 Sodium (Na) atom + Molar mass of 1 Oxygen (O) atom + Molar mass of 1 Hydrogen (H) atom.
= 22.99 + 15.999 + 1.008
= 39.997 g/mol

Hence the Molar mass of NaOH is 39.997 g/mol.

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

Remember

• 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.

Check out other related topics for more practice;
NaCl (Sodium chloride) Molar Mass
H2O (Water) Molar Mass
O2 (Oxygen) Molar Mass
HCl (Hydrochloric acid) Molar Mass
H2 Molar Mass

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