Formula: C6H12O6

Molecular weight: 180.2 amu

Melting point: 146oC

Boiling point: decomposes before boiling

State at room temperature: solid

Ionic compound

Characteristics: white,oderless,granual powder; reacts violently with strong oxidants

Uses: energy in body, main product in photosynthesis, starts cellular respiration

Additional information: commonly available in the form of a white substance or as a solid crystal;
commonly found as an aqueous solution

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