# Heptadecane [C17H36] Molecular Weight Calculation

The molecular weight of Heptadecane (C17H36) is 240.4699. Heptadecane (C17H36) is an organic compound of two elements: Carbon, and Hydrogen. The molecular weight of Heptadecane is 240.4699 which can be calculated by adding up the total weight (atomic weight multiplied by their number) of all its elements.

# CALCULATION PROCEDURE: Heptadecane  [C17H36] Molecular Weight Calculation

Step 1: Find the chemical formula and determine constituent atoms and their number in a Heptadecane molecule.
You will know different atoms and their number in a Heptadecane molecule from the chemical formula. The chemical formula of Heptadecane is C17H36. The chemical formula shows that one Heptadecane molecule consists of seventeen Carbon (C) atoms and thirty-six Hydrogen (H) 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)

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

Number of Carbon atoms in Heptadecane: 17
Atomic weight of Carbon (C): 12.0107
Total weight of Carbon atoms in Heptadecane: 12.0107 x 17 = 204.1819

Number of Hydrogen atoms in Heptadecane: 36
Atomic weight of Hydrogen (H): 1.008
Total weight of Hydrogen atoms in Heptadecane: 1.008 x 36 = 36.288

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

Molecular weight of Heptadecane: 204.1819 (Carbon) + 36.288 (Hydrogen) = 240.4699

So the molecular weight of Heptadecane is 240.4699. 