# Decahydroxycyclopentane [C5(OH)10] Molecular Weight Calculation

The molecular weight of Decahydroxycyclopentane [C5(OH)10] is 230.1275.

To calculate molecular weight of any compound, the first step is to know the constituent atoms and their number in that particular compound. Then calculate the total weight of each atom by multiplying its atomic weight by its number. The sum of total weight of all constituent atoms will be the molecular weight of the compound. Note that the value of atomic weight may differ slightly from different sources.

# CALCULATION PROCEDURE: Decahydroxycyclopentane [C5(OH)10] Molecular Weight Calculation

Step 1: Find out the chemical formula and determine constituent atoms and their number in a Decahydroxycyclopentane molecule.
From the chemical formula, you will know different atoms and their number in a Decahydroxycyclopentane molecule. Chemical formula of Decahydroxycyclopentane is C5H10O10. From the chemical formula of Decahydroxycyclopentane, you can find that one molecule of Decahydroxycyclopentane has five Carbon (C) atoms, ten Hydrogen (H) atoms and ten Oxygen (O) atoms.

Step 2: Find out atomic weights of each atom (from periodic table).

Atomic weight of Carbon (C): 12.0107 (Ref: Jlab-ele006)
Atomic
weight of Hydrogen (H) : 1.008 (Ref: Lanl-1)
Atomic weight of Oxygen (O) : 15.9994 (Ref: Jlab-ele008)

Step 3: Calculate the total weight of each atom present in a Decahydroxycyclopentane molecule by multiplying its atomic weight by its number.

Number of Carbon atoms in Decahydroxycyclopentane: 5
Atomic weight of Carbon: 12.0107
Total weight of Carbon atoms in Decahydroxycyclopentane: 12.0107 x 5 = 60.0535

Number of Hydrogen atoms in Decahydroxycyclopentane: 10
Atomic weight of Hydrogen: 1.008
Total weight of Hydrogen atoms in Decahydroxycyclopentane: 1.008 x 10 = 10.08

Number of Oxygen atoms in Decahydroxycyclopentane: 10
Atomic weight of Oxygen: 15.9994
Total weight of Oxygen atoms in Decahydroxycyclopentane: 15.9994 x 10 = 159.994

Step 4: Calculate the molecular weight of Decahydroxycyclopentane by adding up the total weight of all atoms.

Molecular weight of Decahydroxycyclopentane: 60.0535 (Carbon) + 10.08 (Hydrogen) + 159.994 (Oxygen) = 230.1275

So the molecular weight of Decahydroxycyclopentane is 230.1275.

Decahydroxycyclopentane [C5(OH)10] Molecular Weight Calculation

## REFERENCES:

• Lanl-1: https://periodic.lanl.gov/1.shtml
• Pubchem-Hydrogen : https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/element/Hydrogen
• Jlab-ele006; https://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele006.html
• Pubchem-6: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/element/6
• Jlab-ele008: https://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele008.html
• Pubchem-8: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/element/8