**Molar mass of Glycerol (C3H8O3) is ****92.094 g/mol****.**

Well, now you have come to know the molar mass of Glycerol.

But how can you get this value?

Let me show you the calculation to get the molar mass of Glycerol (C3H8O3).

If you are a visual learner like me, then here is a short one minute video for you.

## Glycerol (C3H8O3) Molar Mass Calculation

If you have a periodic table with you, then you can easily calculate the molar mass of Glycerol (C3H8O3).

Because the molar mass of any molecule (or compound) can be calculated by simply adding the molar masses of individual atoms.

Now here we have to find the molar mass of Glycerol (C3H8O3).

So for that, have a look at the periodic table given below.

You can see the molar mass value of all the atoms from this periodic table.

Now in Glycerol (C3H8O3), there are 3 Carbon atoms, 8 Hydrogen atoms and 3 Oxygen atoms.

So let’s look at the molar mass of Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen from the above periodic table.

You can see that;

The molar mass of Carbon is **12.011 g/mol**. ^{[1]}

The molar mass of Hydrogen is **1.008 g/mol**. ^{[2]}

The molar mass of Oxygen is **15.999 g/mol**. ^{[3]}

Now, to calculate the molar mass of Glycerol, you just have to add the molar mass of all the individual atoms that are present in Glycerol.

You can see that in Glycerol (C3H8O3), there are 3 Carbon atoms, 8 Hydrogen atoms and 3 Oxygen atoms.

**So, Molar mass of Glycerol (C3H8O3) = Molar mass of 3 Carbon (C) atoms + Molar mass of 8 Hydrogen (H) atoms + Molar mass of 3 Oxygen (O) atoms.****= (12.011) 3 + (1.008) 8 + (15.999) 3****= 36.033 + 8.064 + 47.997****= 92.094 g/mol**

**Hence the Molar mass of Glycerol (C3H8O3) is ****92.094 g/mol****.**

I hope you have understood the short and simple calculation for finding the molar mass of Glycerol.

**Remember**

- In some books, you may see the unit of molar mass as grams/mole or g/mole. But all these units (i.e g/mol, grams/mole and g/mole) are the same.
- Always follow the calculation order to avoid any mistakes in calculation. First solve the brackets, then multiplications and at last do the final addition.
- And don’t forget to put the unit g/mol to your final calculated molar mass.

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