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

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Aug 10, 2018

Answer:

Well, that in one formula mass of glucose, one molar mass, #180*g*mol^-1#...

Explanation:

Well, that in one formula mass of glucose, one molar mass, #180*g*mol^-1#...there are #72*g# with respect to carbon; #12*g# with respect to hydrogen; and #96*g# with respect to oxygen.

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

#6CO_2 + 6H_2O stackrel(hnu)rarr C_6H_12O_6 + 6O_2#

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