# Describe how you would make 500 mL of a 0.1 M NaOH from 6.0 M NaOH.

## Question:

Describe how you would make 500 mL of a 0.1 M NaOH from 6.0 M NaOH.

## Dilution

The process used by most scientists to dilute a solution is known as dilution. The method basically changes the concentration and volume of the solution. This is defined by an equation {eq}M_1V_1 = M_2V_2 {/eq}, where {eq}M_1{/eq} is the intial concentration, {eq}V_1{/eq} is the intial volume, {eq}M_2{/eq} is the final concentration, {eq}V_2{/eq} is the intial volume.

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View this answerIn this problem, we need to find the initial volume of the concentrated solution. The volume of the concentrated solution is calculated using

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