# How do you determine dilution factor?

**calculate**the

**dilution factor**, you need two things: the original volume of the solution you dilute and the final volume after diluting (or the volume you have added to dilute, in which case the final volume will be the original volume plus the volume you have added).

Likewise, people ask, how do you find the dilution factor?

For **dilution factor** you should divide the volume of your final solution by the weight of sediment used. For example 50mL/1g=50. That means you should multiply the AAS values by 50.

**diluted**material must be thoroughly mixed to achieve the true

**dilution**. For example, in a 1:5

**dilution**, with a 1:5

**dilution ratio**, entails combining 1 unit volume of solute (the material to be

**diluted**) with 5 unit volumes of the solvent to give 6 total units of total volume.

In this way, how do you use dilution factor?

Definition of **Dilution Factor** What it means is, take a known volume of the stock solution (V_{initial}) and add enough solvent to it so that the solution has a new volume, V_{final}, of 50 x V_{initial}. The "1:50" tells you the **dilution factor**, the ratio of volumes, to use to prepare the new solution.

In **serial dilutions**, you multiply the **dilution factors** for each step. The **dilution factor** or the **dilution** is the initial volume divided by the final volume. For **example**, if you add a 1 mL sample to 9 mL of diluent to get 10 mL of solution, DF=ViVf = 1mL10mL=110 .