P4O10 (Tetraphosphorus Decaoxide) Molar Mass

P4O10 (Tetraphosphorus Decaoxide) Molar Mass

Molar mass of P4O10 (Tetraphosphorus decaoxide) is 283.886 g/mol.

Well, now you have come to know the molar mass of P4O10.

But how can you get this value?

Let me show you the calculation to get the molar mass of P4O10 (Tetraphosphorus decaoxide).

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

P4O10 (Tetraphosphorus decaoxide) Molar Mass Calculation

If you have a periodic table with you, then you can easily calculate the molar mass of P4O10.

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 P4O10 (Tetraphosphorus decaoxide).

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 P4O10, there are 4 Phosphorus atoms and 10 Oxygen atoms.

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

You can see that;

The molar mass of Phosphorus is 30.974 g/mol. [1]

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

Now, to calculate the molar mass of P4O10, you just have to add the molar mass of all the individual atoms that are present in P4O10.

You can see that in P4O10, there are 4 Phosphorus atoms and 10 Oxygen atoms.

So, Molar mass of P4O10 = Molar mass of 4 Phosphorus (P) atoms + Molar mass of 10 Oxygen (O) atoms.
= (30.974) 4 + (15.999) 10
= 123.896 + 159.99
= 283.886 g/mol

Hence the Molar mass of P4O10 is 283.886 g/mol.

I hope you have understood the short and simple calculation for finding the molar mass of P4O10.


  • 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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