After completing this activity, students will be able to: Choose appropriate glassware for solution preparation Demonstrate proper solution preparation Dilute and recalculate the original concentration of solution

Students explore calculations of concentration related to dilutions and the propagation of error when performing dilutions.

After completing this activity, students will be able to: Convert between different types of concentration units. Calculate the final concentration of a solution following dilution(s). Determine the original amount of an analyte in a sample following quantitative sample preparation.

Students learn to: Determine volumes and concentrations in dilution calculations.
Convert between different concentration units (e.g., ppm to M).
Interpret a procedure for making a particular solution and assess the advantages of different dilution schemes.
Choose the appropriate piece of glassware to ensure the desired level of precision of a particular solution.
Compare the tolerance of…

Students learn to: Apply concepts of accuracy, tolerances, and significant figures to a practical laboratory scenario.
Develop scientific “common sense”.
Communicate (oral and written) scientific concepts related to calibration and standardization.