Problem: A sample of glucose, C6 H12 O6, contains 1.260×1021 carbon atoms.How many molecules of glucose does it contain?

FREE Expert Solution

Establish the stoichiometric ratio of C and glucose and determine the number of glucose molecules in 1.26x1021 C atoms

In the given molecular formula, it can be seen that C6H12O6 contains 6 atoms of C for every 1 molecule of it

Calculating for the number of glucose molecules:

View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

A sample of glucose, C6 H12 O6, contains 1.260×1021 carbon atoms.

How many molecules of glucose does it contain?

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Mole Concept concept. You can view video lessons to learn Mole Concept. Or if you need more Mole Concept practice, you can also practice Mole Concept practice problems.

What is the difficulty of this problem?

Our tutors rated the difficulty ofA sample of glucose, C6 H12 O6, contains 1.260×1021 carbon a...as low difficulty.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Cowan / Gustafson's class at OSU.