# Consider the formula for glucose: C_6H_12O_6. What does this indicate about the relationship of the reactants to glucose?

Aug 10, 2018

Well, that in one formula mass of glucose, one molar mass, $180 \cdot g \cdot m o {l}^{-} 1$...

#### Explanation:

Well, that in one formula mass of glucose, one molar mass, $180 \cdot g \cdot m o {l}^{-} 1$...there are $72 \cdot g$ with respect to carbon; $12 \cdot g$ with respect to hydrogen; and $96 \cdot g$ with respect to oxygen.

Of course glucose is NOT synthesized from its elements; it is synthesized by photochemical reduction of carbon dioxide...

$6 C {O}_{2} + 6 {H}_{2} O \stackrel{h \nu}{\rightarrow} {C}_{6} {H}_{12} {O}_{6} + 6 {O}_{2}$

As a bonus this reaction, what do we call it, also produces dioxygen..