When you need to produce a variety of diluted solutions of a solute, you can dilute a series of stock solutions. A stock solution has a significantly higher concentration of the given solute (typically 101 to 104 times higher than those of the diluted solutions). The high concentration allows many diluted solutions to be prepared using minimal amounts of the stock solution.
What volume of a 6.56 M stock solution do you need to prepare 500. mL of a 0.0512 M solution of HNO3?
- Roger the MoleLv 71 month ago
(500. mL) x (0.0512 M) / (6.56 M) = 3.90 mL stock