# Lindane [C6H6Cl6] Molecular Weight Calculation

The molecular weight of Lindane (C6H6Cl6) is 290.8284. Lindane (C6H6Cl6) is an organic compound of three elements: Carbon, Hydrogen, and Chlorine. The molecular weight of Lindane is 290.8284 which can be calculated by adding up the total weight (atomic weight multiplied by their number) of all its elements.

# CALCULATION PROCEDURE: Lindane  [C6H6Cl6] Molecular Weight Calculation

Step 1: Find out the chemical formula and determine constituent atoms and their number in a Lindane molecule.
You will know different atoms and their number in a Lindane molecule from the chemical formula. The chemical formula of Lindane is C6H6Cl6. From the chemical formula, you can find that one molecule of Lindane consists of six Carbon (C) atoms, six Hydrogen (H) atoms, and six Chlorine 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 Chlorine (Cl): 35.4527 (Ref: jlab-ele017)

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

Number of Carbon atoms in Lindane: 6
Atomic weight of Carbon (C): 12.0107
Total weight of Carbon atoms in Lindane: 12.0107 x 6 = 72.0642

Number of Hydrogen atoms in Lindane: 6
Atomic weight of Hydrogen (H): 1.008
Total weight of Hydrogen atoms in Lindane: 1.008 x 6 = 6.048

Number of Chlorine atoms in Lindane: 6
Atomic weight of Chlorine (Cl): 35.4527
Total weight of Chlorine atoms in Lindane: 35.4527 x 6 = 212.7162

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

Molecular weight of Lindane: 72.0642 (Carbon) + 6.048 (Hydrogen) + 212.7162 (Chlorine) = 290.8284

So the molecular weight of Lindane is 290.8284.

Lindane [C6H6Cl6] Molecular Weight Calculation

## REFERENCES:

• Lanl-1: https://periodic.lanl.gov/1.shtml
• Jlab-ele006: https://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele006.html
• Pubchem-Chlorine: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/element/Chlorine 