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Dilution Formula, general chemistry


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Dilution is a common type of problems given to students in the concentration chapter of their chemistry class. To dilute something means to add water to the solution, which will in turn decrease the concentration.

The formula for dilution is M1V1= M2V2

where M1= Molarity 1

V1 = Volume 1

M2 = Final Molarity

V2= Final Volume

Note, that for this formula your volume can be in any units as long as it is consistent on both sides.