If you have a molecular formula of C(16)H(12)O(6) what does that tell you about the molecule?

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  • 8 years ago
    Favourite answer

    Not much can be learnt from this description of an organic molecule . But an organic compound with 16C atoms and only 12H atoms along with 6 O atoms must be quite complicated

    Are you sure you do not mean C6H12O6 - which is the carbohydrate glucose?

  • Nicky
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    Not much, as the structure is lost by clumping each element together. But notice that there are twice as many H as O, so, given that the other is C, the molecule is probably a carboHYDRATE.

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