Alyssa Miller and
Kayleigh Owen

C12H22O11 equals 1 molecule of sucrose. A molecule is the smallest amount of a substance that retains the properties of that substance and is made of 2 or more atoms held together by chemical bonds. The elements that make up sucrose are Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. The particles that make up the atoms are protons, electrons and neutrons. The number of protons in an element is equal to its atomic number. The number of electrons is always equal to the number of protons. The number of neutrons is equal to the atomic weight minus its atomic number. Example: Carbon has 6 protons, 6 electrons and 6 neutrons.

There are 182 protons and 182 electrons in 1 molecule of sucrose.

The equations are:

protons = 182

Carbon = 12 x 6 = 72

Hydrogen = 22 x 1 = 22

Oxygen = 11 x 8 = 88

The number of protons always equals the number of electrons: electrons = 182 neutrons = atomic weight of element - atomic #

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