# How many molecules are there in #6C_6H_12O_6#? How do you know?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 9, 2017

6 Molecules.

#### Explanation:

The big number in the front it called the *coefficient*, and it indicates the number of molecules of a compound there are in a formula. In this case, the coefficient is 6 and so there are 6 molecules of

The smaller, lower numbers after each element symbol are called *subscripts* and they indicate how many of each atom are in a single molecule.For example, there are 12 Hydrogen atoms in one molecule of