# Dehydroascorbic Acid (C6H6O6) Molecular Weight Calculation

The molecular weight of Dehydroascorbic acid [C6O6H6] is 174.1086.

Dehydroascorbic acid [C6O6H6] is an organic compound of three elements: Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen. The molecular weight of Ammonium carbonate is 174.1086 which can be calculated by adding up the total weight (atomic weight multiplied by their number) of Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen.

# CALCULATION PROCEDURE: Dehydroascorbic acid [C6O6H6] Molecular Weight Calculation

Step 1: Find out the chemical formula and determine constituent atoms and their number in a Dehydroascorbic acid molecule.
From the chemical formula, you will know different atoms and their number in a Dehydroascorbic acid molecule. The chemical formula of Dehydroascorbic acid is C6H6O6. From the chemical formula, you can find that one molecule of Dehydroascorbic acid has six Carbon (C) atoms, six Hydrogen (H) atoms, and six Oxygen (O) atoms.

Step 2: Find out the atomic weights of each atom (from the 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 Dehydroascorbic acid molecule by multiplying its atomic weight by its number.

Number of Carbon atoms in Dehydroascorbic acid: 6
Atomic weight of Carbon: 12.0107
Total weight of Carbon atoms in Dehydroascorbic acid: 12.0107 x 6 = 72.0642

Number of Hydrogen atoms in Dehydroascorbic acid: 6
Atomic weight of Hydrogen: 1.008
Total weight of Hydrogen atoms in Dehydroascorbic acid: 1.008 x 6 = 6.048

Number of Oxygen atoms in Dehydroascorbic acid: 6
Atomic weight of Oxygen: 15.9994
Total weight of Oxygen atoms in Dehydroascorbic acid: 15.9994 x 6 = 95.9964

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

Molecular weight of Dehydroascorbic acid: 72.0642 (Carbon) + 6.048 (Hydrogen) + 95.9964 (Oxygen) = 174.1086

So the molecular weight of Dehydroascorbic acid is 174.1086.

Dehydroascorbic acid [C6O6H6] 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