# What is the molarity of NaNO by diluting 250.0 mL of a 1.60 M solution to a final volume of 400 cm{eq}^3 {/eq}?

## Question:

What is the molarity of NaNO by diluting 250.0 mL of a 1.60 M solution to a final volume of 400 cm{eq}^3 {/eq}?

## Dilution of Solutions:

A single-step dilution is fairly easy to perform, and equally easy to solve. We can determine the molarity of the diluted solution, {eq}\displaystyle M_2 {/eq}, by multiplying the initial concentration, {eq}\displaystyle M_1 {/eq}, by a dilution factor, {eq}\displaystyle \frac{V_1}{V_2} {/eq}, where {eq}\displaystyle V_1 {/eq} is the initial volume and {eq}\displaystyle V_2 {/eq} is the final volume or the volume of the diluted solution.