# Tagatose (C6H12O6) Molecular Weight Calculation

The molecular weight of Tagatose (C6H12O6) is 180.1566. Tagatose (C6H12O6) is an organic compound of three elements: Carbon, Hydrogen, and Oxygen. The molecular weight of Tagatose is 180.1566 which can be calculated by adding up the total weight (atomic weight multiplied by their number) of all its elements.

# CALCULATION PROCEDURE: Tagatose (C6H12O6) Molecular Weight Calculation

Step 1: Find out the chemical formula and determine constituent atoms and their number in a Tagatose molecule.
You will know different atoms and their number in a Tagatose molecule from the chemical formula. The chemical formula of Tagatose is C6H12O6. From the chemical formula of Tagatose, you can find that one molecule of Tagatose consists of six Carbon (C) atoms, twelve Hydrogen (H) atoms, and six Oxygen (O) atoms.

Step 2: Find out atomic weights of each atom (from 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 in a Tagatose molecule by multiplying its atomic weight by its number.

Number of Carbon atoms in Tagatose: 6
Atomic weight of Carbon: 12.0107
Total weight of Carbon atoms in Tagatose: 12.0107 x 6 = 72.0642

Number of Hydrogen atoms in Tagatose: 12
Atomic weight of Hydrogen: 1.008
Total weight of Hydrogen atoms in Tagatose: 1.008 x 12 = 12.096

Number of Oxygen atoms in Tagatose: 6
Atomic weight of Oxygen: 15.9994
Total weight of Oxygen atoms in Tagatose: 15.9994 x 6 = 95.9964

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

Molecular weight of Tagatose: 72.0642 (Carbon) + 12.096 (Hydrogen) + 95.9964 (Oxygen) = 180.1566

So the molecular weight of Tagatose is 180.1566.

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## 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 