2016-04-09 17:48:51
Consider a 20.0 % (m/v) solution. how can this be written as a conversion factor?
2016-04-09 22:07:09

A conversion factor is a fraction or a ratio representing a relationship of two different measurement values. To write 20% m/v to a conversion factor, we need to remember that a percent is a value that represents the amount of a part per 100 units of the whole. M/v in the given value represents that the percentage is by mass per volume. So, to write it as a conversion factor, we do as follows: 20% m/v = 20 mass units / 100 volume units = 1 mass units / 5 volume units Usually units of this are in g per L. So, it is equivalent to 1 g / 5 L