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# How many atoms of hydrogen and oxygen are in sugar?

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The equation is C6H12O6, so 12 Hydrogen and 6 Oxygen

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## Related Questions There are 22 atoms of hydrogen, 12 atoms of carbon, and 11 atoms of oxygen.   Table sugar - sucrose - contains 12 carbon atoms, 22 hydrogen atoms, and 11 oxygen atoms per molecule. Other sugars have different formulae. Sucrose has 22 atoms of hydrogen, 12 atoms of carbon, and 11 atoms of oxygen    Simple sugars have the formula Cn(H2O)n .So, if you had 11 oxygen you would have the simple sugar formula C11H22O11.With this you can see that the total hydrogen atoms is 22. Glucose (C6H12O6) has 12 hydrogen atoms and 6 oxygen atoms.     A total of two hydrogen atoms can bond to a single oxygen atom. Many, many compounds contain either hydrogen atoms, oxygen atoms, or both. Far too many to list here, in fact.Most prominently water and hydrogen peroxide both contain nothing but oxygen and hydrogen atoms. I know that table salt has no hydrogen atoms; NaCl2  Assuming that by sugar you mean glucose, the chemical formula is C6H12O6, so 6 carbon atoms, 12 hydrogen atoms and 6 oxygen atoms. 6 + 12 + 6 = 24 atoms. One type of atom is not made out of other atoms. There are no hydrogen atoms in oxygen. Glucose has the formula C6H12O6 so there are 12 hydrogen atoms and 6 oxygen atoms. Thus, the number of hydrogen atoms is 2x the number of oxygen atoms. 2 atoms of hydrogen for every atom of oxygen. 2x2= 4 hydrogen atoms (2x1= 2 oxygen atoms). Sugar contain hydrogen, carbon and oxygen. The number of hydrogen atoms is twice the number of oxygen atoms. Glucose is C6H12O6, so there are 12 hydrogen atoms for every 6 oxygen atoms in a molecule.

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