Dilution Problem - Find Initial Quantity

9. Altering Product Strength 9.1) Dilution 9.1.1) Dilution Find initial concentration in dilution Easy 1

Total tried:       Correct:       Wrong:

What quantity of a 35.25% solution do you need to make 73.5 mL of a 13.67% solution?. Round to the nearest tenth.

Click on the button below to see the answer and explanations

lb equals 28.5 mL kg

    This is a volume expansion or concentration dilution type problem. The essential formula is `Q_1C_1 = Q_2C_2`.

    `Q_1` = initial quantity = `?\quadmL`.
    `C_1` = initial concentration = `35.25%`
    `Q_2` = final quantity = `73.5\quad mL`.
    `C_2` = final concentration = `13.67\quad %`

    Therefore, by rearranging the formula, we get:
    `Q_1 = (Q_2×C_2)/(C_1)` `therefore Q_1 = (73.5 × 13.67) /35.25=28.5\quadmL` in nearest tenth (Ans.).