# Glutaraldehyde [(CH2)3(CHO)2] Molecular Weight Calculation

The molecular weight of Glutaraldehyde [(CH2)3(CHO)2] is 100.1163.

Glutaraldehyde [(CH2)3(CHO)2] is an organic compound of three elements: Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen. The molecular weight of Glutaraldehyde is 100.1163 which can be calculated by adding up the total weight (atomic weight multiplied by their number) of all its elements.

# CALCULATION PROCEDURE: Glutaraldehyde [(CH2)3(CHO)2] Molecular Weight Calculation

Step 1: Find out the chemical formula and determine constituent atoms and their number in a Glutaraldehyde molecule.
You will know different atoms and their number in a Glutaraldehyde molecule from the chemical formula. The chemical formula of Glutaraldehyde is C5H8O2. From the chemical formula, you can find that one molecule of Glutaraldehyde has five Carbon (C) atoms, eight Hydrogen (H) atoms, and two 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 Glutaraldehyde molecule by multiplying its atomic weight by its number.

Number of Carbon atoms in Glutaraldehyde: 5
Atomic weight of
Carbon (C): 12.0107
Total weight of Carbon atoms in Glutaraldehyde: 12.0107 x 5 = 60.0535

Number of Hydrogen atoms in Glutaraldehyde: 8
Atomic weight of
Hydrogen (H): 1.008
Total weight of Hydrogen atoms in Glutaraldehyde: 1.008 x 8 = 8.064

Number of Oxygen atoms in Glutaraldehyde: 2
Atomic weight of Oxygen (O): 15.9994
Total weight of Oxygen atoms in Glutaraldehyde: 15.9994 x 2 = 31.9988

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

Molecular weight of Glutaraldehyde: 60.0535 (Carbon) + 8.064 (Hydrogen) + 31.9988 (Oxygen) = 100.1163

So the molecular weight of Glutaraldehyde is 100.1163.

Glutaraldehyde [(CH2)3(CHO)2] 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