When a unit volume of a liquid substance is mixed with an appropriate volume of a liquid solvent to obtain a desired concentration, it is called a simple dilution. A series dilution refers to repeating the process of a s... More »

The formula for dilution factor is as follows: dilution factor or DF equals Vf or final volume over Vi which is the initial volume. The final volume equals diluent plus aliquot. An aliquot is a sub-volume calculation of ... More »

Geometric dilution is a pharmaceutical process that thoroughly mixes a small amount of a drug with an appropriate amount of a diluent, an inert substance that thins or binds the drug. It ensures equal distribution of the... More »

The enthalpy of dissolution is the change in the thermodynamic potential of a substance when it is dissolved at a constant pressure in a solvent until it reaches an infinite dilution. The enthalpy of dissolution is commo... More »

Whether a substance dissolves or not depends on the relative forces between the solvent particles and the solute particles as well as their temperature. Dissolving gases are also highly influenced by the pressure the gas... More »

Water is known as the universal solvent because more solutes dissolve in it than any other substance. A solvent is a substance, usually a liquid, that dissolves other substances to form a solution. More »

When discussing solutions, the solute is the substance which dissolves, while the solvent is the substance into which the solute dissolves. Creating a salt water solution involves dissolving salt in water, making salt th... More »