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Problem 31 Easy Difficulty

Hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells, carries $\mathrm{O}_{2}$ from the lungs to the body's cells. Iron (as ferrous ion, Fe $^{2+} )$ makes up 0.33 mass $\%$ of hemoglobin. If the molar mass of hemoglobin is $6.8 \times 10^{4} \mathrm{g} / \mathrm{mol},$ how many $\mathrm{Fe}^{2+}$ ions are in one molecule?

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4 atoms of iron in 1 molecule

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