# Basic general formula for making solutions? - (Nov/23/2011 )

Hi you all!

Could you help me, please. What is the correct formula to make a molar solution of another solution which is not 100%. For example, how to make a 2M solution of ethanol 99%, Molecular weight 46,07g/mol?

-rajah-

rajah on Wed Nov 23 13:11:37 2011 said:

Hi you all!

Could you help me, please. What is the correct formula to make a molar solution of another solution which is not 100%. For example, how to make a 2M solution of ethanol 99%, Molecular weight 46,07g/mol?

Dear Rajah,

A 99% ethanol solution is equivalent to 99g of ethanol in 100ml

Thus do the calculation:-

MW Ethanol =46.07

46.07g/L = 1M

99g/L = 2.07M

99g/100ml = 20.07M

To get a 2M solution dilute the stock (99%) by a factor of 1: 10.035 i.e. 1ml stock to 9.035 ml of water.

Esay really

Kindest regards

Uncle Rhombus

-rhombus-

you assume ethanol has a density of 1g/ml, it does not... ethanol has a density of 0.789g/ml

-ickypimp-

Hi again!

I find the first reply strange, I don´t understand it.

Could it be as simple as this:

calculate the mass (g) --> m=C*V*M
and the volume needed from this --> V=m/density 0,789

-RajahII-

The ethanol bottle will indicate whether 99% refers to w/w (weight/weight), w/v (weight/volume), or v/v (volume/volume).

-doxorubicin-