Answer to Question #31390 in Inorganic Chemistry for Sachiv

Question #31390
Cholesterol in blood is measured in mg of cholesterol per deciliter of blood. If the average adult has 6.0 L of blood , how many grams of cholesterol would be in the blood of an average adult with a cholesterol reading of 228 mg/dL? Density of blood = 1.020g/mL
Expert's answer
One liter is 10 deciliter.
228mg/dL& * 10 =2280 mg/L &
In the blood of an average adult there are 228 mg/dL or 2280 mg/L of cholesterol.
If the adult has 6.0 L of blood, the mass of cholesterol is next:
m=2280mg/L * 6 L =13680 mg or =13,68 g

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