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Which is bigger a water molecule or a sugar molecule?
The sugar molecule is larger.
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Any bonding between sugar molecules is broken (up to saturation), but the molecules themselves are not "pulled apart".
Perhaps you mean: Does sugar have more atoms than water? In a certain fixed mass of sugar/water, there will be more molecules of water than of sugar since the molecular mas…s of sugar is higher than that of water. We follow the rule of Mass = Number of moles of a substance * Molecular mass of the substance. We rearrange this to form Number of moles = Mass / Molecular mass Therefore, since the molecular mass of sugar is higher, the number of moles of sugar in a fixed mass of sugar is lower. The number of moles of sugar is directly proportional to the number of molecules of sugar, since we follow Avogadro's Law: 1 mole = 6 * 10^23 molecules (constant value) However, if you meant to ask if sugar had more atoms than water, the answer is yes, it does. Sugar (presumably glucose) has the chemical formula of C 6 H 12 O 6 and thus has 24 C, H and O atoms altogether. Water, with the formula H 2 O, has 3 atoms of H and O altogether. I hope this was helpful! :)
The word 'sugar' is used by biologists to cover a range of molecules but the main 3 are Sucrose, Maltose and Lactose. These molecules are dimers (made up of pairs of smaller m…olecules); Sucrose is Glucose-Fructose, Maltose is Glucose-Glucose and Lactose is Glucose-Galactose. Glucose, Fructose and Galactose are quite similar molecules each made up of six Carbon atoms, six Oxygen atoms and 12 Hydrogen atoms bonded together in different ways.
Yes. Table sugar consists of an organic molecule known as sucrose. Sucrose contains many carbon and hydrogen atoms. Because of this, a molecule of sugar is much large than a m…olecule of water, which consists only of an oxygen atom bonded to two hydrogen atoms.
Yes salt molecules are bigger than water molecules.
the molecules in water have more energy and so will break down the solids quicker
A sugar molecule is quite a bit larger than salt molecules. Why? Sugar is an organic molecule made of Hydrogen, Carbon, Oxgen the ratios and exact structure vary with the type… of sugar. Salt is a rock, it's chemical formula is NaCl (common table salt, or sodium chloride), whereas sugar, sucrose being the common table sugar has a chemical formula of C 12 H 22 O 11.
When crystallized sugar is put into water, the H 2 O molecules separate the sugar molecules from each other. This happens because both H 2 O and sugar molecules are polar. The… polarity causes the much smaller H 2 O molecules to squeeze between the sugar molecules and break the weak van der Waals forces that exists between them. The H 2 O molecule bonds to the sugar molecule with a stronger bond than the earlier van der Waals force (because of the polarity of the molecules).
Water molecule. A carbon atom has van der waals radius of 340 pm, but a water molecule on the same measure is about 275 pm.
No, A sugar molecule has hydrogen and oxygen in it, but it is by no means water. It has to be a separate compound to be considered water.
Sugar, table sugar sucrode is a carbohydrate, a disaccharide, C 12 H 22 O 11 . It consists of two rings it is bigger than a water molecule.
no. Dissolving is a physical change, not a chemical change.
Yes. Water and sugar both contain hydroxyl groups, which consist ofan oxygen atom bonded to a hydrogen atom. Because of this sharedparticle level property, water and sugar mol…ecules will attracteach other, which is why sugar is so easily water-soluble.