# 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 