(4) Example #4

How many grams of potassium permanganate (KMnO4) are needed to

compound the above prescription?

(a)

The total amount of the preparation is ____________ milliliters.

(b)

1 percent of the total amount is _____________.

(c)

X

=

grams of KMnO4 needed.

Solution:

(a)

The total amount of the preparation is 240 milliliters.

(b)

One percent of the total amount is 2.4.

(c)

2.4 X 0.02 = 0.048 grams of KMnO4 needed.

(5) Example #5.

How many grams of holocaine hydrochloride and how many grams of

chlorobutanol are needed to compound this prescription?

(a)

The total amount of the preparation is __________ milliliters.

(b)

One percent of the total amount is ____________.

(c)

____ X ____ = _____ grams of holocaine HCl needed.

(d)

____ X ____ = _____ grams of chlorobutanol needed.

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