# Fructose (C6H12O6) Molecular Weight Calculation

The molecular weight of Fructose (C6H12O6) is 180.1566. Fructose (C6H12O6) is an organic compound of three elements: Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen. The molecular weight of Fructose is 180.1566 which can be calculated by adding up the total weight (atomic weight multiplied by their number) of all its elements.

# CALCULATION PROCEDURE: Fructose (C6H12O6) Molecular Weight Calculation

Step 1: Find out the chemical formula and determine constituent atoms and their number in a Fructose molecule.
You will know different atoms and their number in a Fructose molecule from the chemical formula. The chemical formula of Fructose is C6H12O6. From the chemical formula of Fructose, you can find that one molecule of Fructose has six Carbon (C) atoms, twelve Hydrogen (H) atoms, and six Oxygen (O) atoms.

Step 2: Find out 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 in a Fructose molecule by multiplying its atomic weight by its number.

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

Number of Hydrogen atoms in Fructose: 12
Atomic weight of Hydrogen: 1.008
Total weight of Hydrogen atoms in Fructose: 1.008 x 12 = 12.096

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

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

Molecular weight of Fructose: 72.0642 (Carbon) + 12.096 (Hydrogen) + 95.9964 (Oxygen) = 180.1566

So the molecular weight of Fructose is 180.1566.

Fructose (C6H12O6) 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 