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How many atoms make up a single molecule in sugar?


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Well...if by sugar you mean glucose or dextrose (depending on whether you are taking bio or chem respectively), the molecular formula is C6H12O6. That means there are 6 carbon atoms, 12 hydrogen atoms, and 6 oxygen atoms in a single molecule. That's a grand total of 24 atoms in a single molecule of glucose (a.k.a dextrose).

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The chemical formula of table sugar (sucrose in English language) is:C12H22O11; consequently the sugar molecule contain 12 atoms of carbon, 22 atoms of hydrogen and 11 atoms of oxygen.


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In table sugar (C12H22O11) there are 22 hydrogens in this disacharide. In monosacharides ther are normally 12 H's (C6H12O6)


The chemical formula for glucose is C6H12O6, so 6 carbon atoms are needed.


It depends on the type of molecule.For example:O2 - normal oxygen - two atoms of oxygenH2O - water - two atoms of hydrogen, one atom of oxygen, 3 totalC6H12O6 - glucose - six atoms of carbon, twelve atoms of hydrogen, six atoms of oxygen, 24 totalA molecule always has at least two atoms, otherwise it's not called a molecule, just an atom. A strand of DNA is a single large molecule and contains millions of atoms.


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