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Mass Percentage Definition

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Mass percentage represents the concentration of a sample.

Mass percentage represents the concentration of a sample

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Mass Percentage Definition: Mass percentage is one way of representing the concentration of an element in a compound or a component in a mixture. Mass percentage is calculated as the mass of a component divided by the total mass of the mixture, multiplied by 100%.

Also Known As: mass percent, (w/w)%

Examples: Ordinary bleach is 5.25% NaOCl by mass, which means each 100 g of bleach contains 5.25 g NaOCl.

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