$\overline{){\mathbf{mass}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{percent}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{}}\frac{\mathbf{mass}\mathbf{}\mathbf{component}}{\mathbf{total}\mathbf{}\mathbf{mass}}{\mathbf{\times}}{\mathbf{100}}}$

**$\mathbf{1}\mathbf{}\overline{)\mathbf{mol}\mathbf{}{\mathbf{KMnO}}_{\mathbf{4}}}\mathbf{}\mathbf{\times}\frac{\mathbf{1}\mathbf{}\overline{)\mathbf{mol}\mathbf{}\mathbf{Mn}}}{\mathbf{1}\mathbf{}\overline{)\mathbf{mol}\mathbf{}{\mathbf{KMnO}}_{\mathbf{4}}}}\mathbf{}\mathbf{\times}\mathbf{}\frac{\mathbf{54}\mathbf{.}\mathbf{938}\mathbf{}\mathbf{g}\mathbf{}\mathbf{Mn}}{\mathbf{1}\mathbf{}\overline{)\mathbf{mol}\mathbf{}\mathbf{Mn}}}$= 54.938 g Mn**

**$\mathbf{1}\mathbf{}\overline{)\mathbf{mol}\mathbf{}{\mathbf{KMnO}}_{\mathbf{4}}}\mathbf{}\mathbf{\times}\frac{\mathbf{158}\mathbf{.}\mathbf{034}\mathbf{}\mathbf{g}\mathbf{}{\mathbf{KMnO}}_{\mathbf{4}}}{\mathbf{1}\mathbf{}\overline{)\mathbf{mol}\mathbf{}{\mathbf{KMnO}}_{\mathbf{4}}}}\mathbf{}$= 158.034 g KMnO _{4}**

Calculate the following:

Mass % of Mn in potassium permanganate.

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