# Dianhydro-D-Glucitol [C6H10O4] Molecular Weight Calculation

The molecular weight of Dianhydro-D-glucitol [C6H10O4] is 146.1418. Dianhydro-D-glucitol [C6H10O4] is an organic compound of three elements: Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen. The molecular weight of Dianhydro-D-glucitol [C6H10O4] is 146.1418 which can be calculated by adding up the total weight (atomic weight multiplied by their number) of Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen.

# CALCULATION PROCEDURE: Dianhydro-D-glucitol [C6H10O4] Molecular Weight Calculation

Step 1: Find out the chemical formula and determine constituent atoms and their number in a Dianhydro-D-glucitol molecule.
You will know different atoms and their number in a Dianhydro-D-glucitol molecule from the chemical formula. The chemical formula of Dianhydro-D-glucitol is C6H10O4. From the chemical formula, you can find that one molecule of Dianhydro-D-glucitol has six Carbon (C) atoms, ten Hydrogen (H) atoms and four 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 in a Dianhydro-D-glucitol molecule by multiplying its atomic weight by its number.

Number of Carbon atoms in Dianhydro-D-glucitol: 6
Atomic weight of Carbon: 12.0107
Total weight of Carbon atoms in Dianhydro-D-glucitol: 12.0107 x 6 = 72.0642

Number of Hydrogen atoms in Dianhydro-D-glucitol: 10
Atomic weight of Hydrogen: 1.008
Total weight of Hydrogen atoms in Dianhydro-D-glucitol: 1.008 x 10 = 10.08

Number of Oxygen atoms in Dianhydro-D-glucitol: 4
Atomic weight of Oxygen: 15.9994
Total weight of Oxygen atoms in Dianhydro-D-glucitol: 15.9994 x 4 = 63.9976

Step 4: Calculate the molecular weight of Dianhydro-D-glucitol by adding up the total weight of all atoms.

Molecular weight of Dianhydro-D-glucitol: 72.0642 (Carbon) + 10.08 (Hydrogen) + 63.9976 (Oxygen) = 146.1418

So the molecular weight of Dianhydro-D-glucitol is 146.1418.

Dianhydro-D-glucitol [C6H10O4] 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 