haemoglobin contains 0.25% iron by weight. The molecular weight of haemoglobin is 896000. Calculate the number o iron atom per molecule of haemoglobin.I need a perfect explanation to this question
Mass % of Fe in Hb = Mass of one Fe/ Mass of Hb(given) X 100
, 0.25 = x/89600 X 100
x = 224g.
this is the mass of Fe present in the amount of haemoglobin given to us. Now to find the number of Fe atoms simple divide the mass of obtained Fe by the standard mass of fe which is 56.
therefore, 224/56 = 4 atoms!
there you go !!