# Hexadecane [C16H34] Molecular Weight Calculation

The molecular weight of Hexadecane (C16H34) is 226.4432.

Hexadecane (C16H34) is an organic compound of two elements: Carbon, and Hydrogen. The molecular weight of Hexadecane is 226.4432 which can be calculated by adding up the total weight (atomic weight multiplied by their number) of all its elements.

# CALCULATION PROCEDURE: Hexadecane  [C16H34] Molecular Weight Calculation

Step 1: Find the chemical formula and determine constituent atoms and their number in a Hexadecane molecule.
You will know different atoms and their number in a Hexadecane molecule from the chemical formula. The chemical formula of Hexadecane is C16H34. The chemical formula shows that one Hexadecane molecule consists of sixteen Carbon (C) atoms and thirty-four 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 Hexadecane molecule by multiplying its atomic weight by its number.

Number of Carbon atoms in Hexadecane: 16
Atomic weight of Carbon (C): 12.0107
Total weight of Carbon atoms in Hexadecane: 12.0107 x 16 = 192.1712

Number of Hydrogen atoms in Hexadecane: 34
Atomic weight of Hydrogen (H): 1.008
Total weight of Hydrogen atoms in Hexadecane: 1.008 x 34 = 34.272

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

Molecular weight of Hexadecane: 192.1712 (Carbon) + 34.272 (Hydrogen) = 226.4432

So the molecular weight of Hexadecane is 226.4432.