Problem: If a solution is 0.5% (w/v), how many mg/ml is that?

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We´re asked to convert the concentration of a solution from 0.5% (w/v) to mg/mL.


Remember that a concentration of % w/v means the weight of the solute per volume of solution, multiplied by a 100:

% wv=Grams of soluteLiters of solution×100


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If a solution is 0.5% (w/v), how many mg/ml is that?

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