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What Is the Chemical Formula of Sugar?

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This is the chemical structure of sucrose.

This is the chemical structure of sucrose.

Todd Helmenstine This is a close-up photograph of sugar crystals (sucrose).

This is a close-up photograph of sugar crystals (sucrose). The area is about 800 x 500 micrometers.

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Question: What Is the Chemical Formula of Sugar?

Answer: Table sugar consists of a sugar known as sucrose. The chemical or molecular formula for sucrose is C12H22O11, which means each molecule of sugar contains 12 carbon atoms, 22 hydrogen atoms and 11 oxygen atoms.

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