Tridecane [C13H28] Molecular Weight Calculation

The molecular weight of Tridecane (C13H28) is 184.3631.

Tridecane (C13H28) is an organic compound of two elements: Carbon, and Hydrogen. The molecular weight of Tridecane is 184.3631 which can be calculated by adding up the total weight (atomic weight multiplied by their number) of all its elements.

CALCULATION PROCEDURE: Tridecane  [C13H28] Molecular Weight Calculation

Step 1: Find the chemical formula and determine constituent atoms and their number in a Tridecane molecule.
You will know different atoms and their number in a Tridecane molecule from the chemical formula. The chemical formula of Tridecane is C13H28. The chemical formula shows that one Tridecane molecule consists of thirteen Carbon (C) atoms and twenty-eight 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 Tridecane molecule by multiplying its atomic weight by its number.

Number of Carbon atoms in Tridecane: 13
Atomic weight of Carbon (C): 12.0107
Total weight of Carbon atoms in Tridecane: 12.0107 x 13 = 156.1391

Number of Hydrogen atoms in Tridecane: 28
Atomic weight of Hydrogen (H): 1.008
Total weight of Hydrogen atoms in Tridecane: 1.008 x 28 = 28.224

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

Molecular weight of Tridecane: 156.1391 (Carbon) + 28.224 (Hydrogen) = 184.3631

So the molecular weight of Tridecane is 184.3631.

Tridecane [C13H28] Molecular Weight Calculation

REFERENCES:

• Lanl-1: https://periodic.lanl.gov/1.shtml
• Jlab-ele006: https://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele006.html