The atomic mass of carbon is 12.01, hydrogen is 1.01, and oxygen is 16.00. What is the molar mass of glucose (C6H12O6)?
The molar mass of any molecule is the sum of its constituent elements atomic masses. In glucose, there are six carbon atoms, twelve hydrogen atoms, and six oxygen atoms. If we show this mathematically: 6(12.01 g/mol) + 12(1.01 g/mol) + 6(16.00 g/mol) = 180.18 grams/mole is the molar mass of glucose
For the answer to the question above, to find out the molar mass, you have to break down each of the elements, then add them up. C6 = 12.01 x 6 = 72.06 (Beacause, there are 6 carbon atoms) H12 = 1.01 x 12 = 12.12 (Because, there are 12 hydrogen atoms) O6 = 16.00 x 6 = 96 (Because there are 6 oxygen atoms) Now, you will add all three of the elements up: 72.06 + 12.12 + 96 = 180.18. So the molar mass of glucose is 180.18.