Density of Sugar Solutions

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Empirical measurement of the density (g/ml) of fructose, glucose, and sucrose solutions.

Molarity Fructose Glucose Sucrose
0 0.997 0.997 0.997
0.03 0.999 0.999 1.001
0.06 1.001 1.001 1.005
0.125 1.006 1.005 1.013
0.25 1.015 1.014 1.029
0.5 1.032 1.031 1.062
1 1.067 1.066 1.127
2 1.137 1.131 1.253

Fructose = Sigma F0127, MW 180

Glucose = Sigma G8270, MW 180

Sucrose = JT Baker 4097-06, MW 342

Note that sucrose is a disaccharide with almost 2x the MW of fructose and glucose; thus 1 M fructose = 180 g/L, while 1 M sucrose = 342 g/L.


Mixed in house distilled water, brought to 1 Liter in volumetric flask. Weighed in King Building 5/4-6/2011 Temperature in lab: 21C