Diosmetin is a natural flavonoid present in the rind of ‘kalamansi’ and the leaves of ‘alagao’. It is a good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It is medically prescribed to treat hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Its molecular weight is 300.26 g/mol.
(a) How many millimoles (mmol) of diosmetin are in a caplet that contains 250 mg of diosmetin?
(b) If one is prescribed to take 3 caplets a day, how many milligrams of diosmetin are to be taken a day?
(c) If one has to obtain 1.5 mole of diosmetin for treatment, how many caplets does he need?
Molar mass of diosmetin
Millimoles in of diosmetin or one caplet
One caplet contain of diosmetin.
Three tablets would contain of diosmetin.
Required amount 1 mole millimoles.
Millimoles in caplet
Number of caplets required for this amount