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    Glucose Mass Spectrometry

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    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).

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    A full derivation of the molecular formula for glucose based on the mass spectrometry data is provided.