EXAMPLE Making Solutions:
How would you make 500 mL of 1.50
M HCl from 12.0 M HCl?
This problem involves
the dilution of a more concentrated solution to form a more dilute
solution. We can therefore use the dilution problem equation derived above
to calculate the volume of concentrated HCl necessary for making the
MC = 12.0 M VC = ?
MD = 1.50 M VD = 500 mL
Carefully add 62.5 mL of
12.0 M HCl to a 500-mL volumetric flask. Add water to the flask
until the total volume reaches the 500-mL mark on the flask.
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