The sugar glucose contains C, H, and O and has a mass of 180.0634 amu as determined by high-resolution mass spectrometry. Glucose contains an equal number of carbon and oxygen atoms. What is the molecular formula of glucose? (1H = 1.00783 amu; 12C = 12.00000 amu; 16O - 15.99491 amu).© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 1:04 am ad1c9bdddf
A full derivation of the molecular formula for glucose based on the mass spectrometry data is provided.