Problem: The iron content in ores can be determined by titrating a sample with a solution of potassium permanganate. The ore is first dissolved in hydrochloric acid, forming iron (II) ions, which react with permanganate ions according to the following net-ionic reaction: MnO4- (aq) + 5 Fe 2+ + 8H + (aq) → Mn 2+ (aq) + 5 Fe 3+ (aq) + 4 H 2O (l) A sample of ore of mass 0.202g was dissolved in hydrochloric acid, and the resulting solution needed 16.7 mL of 0.0108 M KMnO4(aq) to reach the stoichiometric point. What mass of iron (II) ions are present?         What is the mass percentage of iron in the sample of ore?

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The iron content in ores can be determined by titrating a sample with a solution of potassium permanganate. The ore is first dissolved in hydrochloric acid, forming iron (II) ions, which react with permanganate ions according to the following net-ionic reaction:

MnO4- (aq) + 5 Fe 2+ + 8H + (aq) → Mn 2+ (aq) + 5 Fe 3+ (aq) + 4 H 2O (l)

A sample of ore of mass 0.202g was dissolved in hydrochloric acid, and the resulting solution needed 16.7 mL of 0.0108 M KMnO4(aq) to reach the stoichiometric point.

What mass of iron (II) ions are present?

What is the mass percentage of iron in the sample of ore?

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