Dilution Equation

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Ashley Kao 1H
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Dilution Equation

Postby Ashley Kao 1H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:41 pm

If we are presented with M1, V1 (in mL), and M2 of a dilution equation and are looking for V2 of the equation, is it required that we convert the volumes to Liters before solving?

Jamie Lee 1H
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Re: Dilution Equation

Postby Jamie Lee 1H » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:42 pm

If you are only finding the volume after being given volume and the two other molarities, it is not necessary to convert to Liters before solving.

Amy Kumar 1I
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Re: Dilution Equation

Postby Amy Kumar 1I » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:49 pm

Make sure you keep your units constant though. In this case, your answer would be in mL too.

Sean Sugai 4E
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Re: Dilution Equation

Postby Sean Sugai 4E » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:53 pm

It depends on what the question is asking. For example, if the question is asking for V2 in mL, then it keep V1 in mL. Likewise, if the question is looking for V2 in L, then convert V1 to L. Be sure to stay consistent with your units as you're solving.

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Re: Dilution Equation

Postby AronCainBayot2K » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:59 pm

It just depends on the question and the units given. If V2/V1 was given in mL, and you were to find the other volume using the dilution equation, you would to have your final answer be in mL as well.


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