# Potassium Adipate [K2C6H8O4] Molecular Weight Calculation

The molecular weight of Potassium Adipate [K2C6H8O4] is 222.3224.

Potassium Adipate (K2C6H8O4) is an organic compound of four elements: Potassium, Carbon, Hydrogen,  and Oxygen. The molecular weight of Potassium adipate is 222.3224 which can be calculated by adding up the total weight (atomic weight multiplied by their number) of Potassium, Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen.

CALCULATION PROCEDURE: Potassium Adipate [K2C6H8O4] Molecular Weight Calculation

Step 1: Find out the chemical formula and determine constituent atoms and their number in a Potassium Adipate molecule.
From the chemical formula, you will know different atoms and their number in a Potassium Adipate molecule. Chemical formula of Potassium Adipate is K2C6H8O4. From the chemical formula, you can find that one molecule of Potassium Adipate consists of two Potassium (K) atoms, six Carbon (C) atoms, eight Hydrogen (H) atoms, and four Oxygen (O) atoms.

Step 2: Find out atomic weights of each atom (from periodic table).

Atomic weight of Potassium (K): 39.0983 (Ref: Ciaaw-potassium)
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 Potassium Adipate molecule by multiplying its atomic weight by its number.

Number of Potassium atoms in Potassium Adipate: 2
Atomic weight of Potassium (K): 39.0983
Total weight of Potassium atoms in Potassium Adipate: 39.0983 x 2 = 78.1966

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

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

Number of Oxygen atoms in Potassium Adipate: 4
Atomic weight of Oxygen (O): 15.9994
Total weight of Oxygen atoms in Potassium Adipate: 15.9994 x 4 = 63.9976

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

Molecular weight of Potassium Adipate: 78.1966 (Potassium) + 72.0642 (Carbon) + 8.064 (Hydrogen) + 63.9976 (Oxygen) = 222.3224

So the molecular weight of Potassium Adipate is 222.3224.

Potassium Adipate [K2C6H8O4] Molecular Weight Calculation

## REFERENCES:

• Lanl-1: https://periodic.lanl.gov/1.shtml
• Jlab-ele006; https://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele006.html
• Jlab-ele008: https://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele008.html
• Ciaaw-potassium : https://www.ciaaw.org/potassium.htm