# What is the exact percentage of nitrogen in magnesium nitride?

## Question:

What is the exact percentage of nitrogen in magnesium nitride?

## Mass Percent

Each chemical formula is composed of fixed amount of the individual element. Therefore, mass % of each element that is present in the given formula can be calculated by using the expression shown below.

{eq}{\rm{Mass}}\;\% = \dfrac{{{\rm{Mass}}\;{\rm{of}}\;{\rm{element}}}}{{{\rm{Mass}}\;{\rm{of}}\;{\rm{compound}}}} \times 100 {/eq}

## Answer and Explanation: 1

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View this answerThe formula of magnesium nitride is {eq}{\rm{M}}{{\rm{g}}_{\rm{3}}}{{\rm{N}}_2} {/eq}.

The formula for finding the mass percent is given below:

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