**We are being asked to find the volume of 1.00 M Fe(NO _{3})_{3} is needed to make a 1.00 L of 0.250 M solution.**

When we are **adding water (or solvent) to a solution** to decrease its concentration, we are **diluting **the solution.

When dealing with **dilution **we will use the following equation:

$\overline{){{\mathbf{M}}}_{{\mathbf{1}}}{{\mathbf{V}}}_{{\mathbf{1}}}{\mathbf{=}}{{\mathbf{M}}}_{{\mathbf{2}}}{{\mathbf{V}}}_{{\mathbf{2}}}}$

M_{1} = initial concentration

V_{1} = initial volume

M_{2} = final concentration

V_{2} = final volume

What volume of a 1.00-M Fe(NO_{3})_{3} solution can be diluted to prepare 1.00 L of a solution with a concentration of 0.250 M?

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