The molecular formula for glucose is C6H12O6. What would the molecular formula for a molecule made by linking three glucose molecules together by dehydration reactions be?

1 Answer
Nov 28, 2015

Answer:

#C_18H_32O_16#

Explanation:

since this is a dehydration reaction, it means that when two molecules are linked together, there will be one molecule of water #H_2O# removed.

Therefore, the molecular formula will be #C_18H_32O_16#.

The reaction will be:
#C_6H_11O_5-underbrace(OH+H)_(color(blue)(H_2O))-C_6H_10O_5-underbrace(OH+H)_(color(blue)(H_2O))-C_6H_11O_6->C_18H_32O_16+color(blue)(2H_2O)#