**Our Dilution Ratio Calculator is a useful tool designed to help determine the correct proportions of a concentrated solution and a diluent to achieve a desired diluted solution. **

This calculator is essential in various fields, including **chemistry**, **pharmaceuticals**, **cleaning products**, and **agriculture**.

## Dilution Ratio Calculator

This calculator helps you determine the amount of concentrate and water needed for a specific dilution ratio.

Formula:

Water Amount = Concentrate Amount * (Dilution Ratio - 1)

Total Volume = Concentrate Amount + Water Amount

Original Concentration | Original Volume | Dilution Ratio | Final Concentration | Final Volume |
---|---|---|---|---|

100% | 10 mL | 1:10 | 10% | 100 mL |

50% | 20 mL | 1:5 | 10% | 100 mL |

75% | 40 mL | 5:1 | 62.5% | 48 mL |

80% | 25 mL | 1:4 | 20% | 100 mL |

95% | 50 mL | 1:20 | 4.75% | 1000 mL |

Now, let’s break down each calculation:

**1:10 dilution**- C1
*V1 = C2*V2 - 100%
*10 mL = 10%*100 mL

- C1
**1:5 dilution**- 50%
*20 mL = 10%*100 mL

- 50%
**5:1 dilution**- 75%
*40 mL = 62.5%*48 mL

- 75%
**1:4 dilution**- 80%
*25 mL = 20%*100 mL

- 80%
**1:20 dilution**- 95%
*50 mL = 4.75%*1000 mL

- 95%

## 1 to 100 Dilution Calculator

A **1:100 dilution ratio** means that one part of the concentrated solution is mixed with 99 parts of the diluent, resulting in a total of 100 parts of the final solution.

To calculate this dilution, we’ll use the formula:

**C1 V1 = C2 V2**

Here’s an example:

Suppose we have a **100% (or 1.0) concentrated solution**, and we want to create a **1:100 dilution**. We’ll start with 10 mL of the concentrated solution.

- Set up the equation:
- C1 = 100% (1.0)
- V1 = 10 mL
- C2 = 1% (0.01) [because 1/100 = 0.01]
- V2 = unknown (let’s call it x)

- Plug into the formula:
- 1.0
*10 mL = 0.01*x mL

- 1.0
- Solve for x:
- 10 = 0.01x
- x = 10 / 0.01
- x = 1000 mL

To create a 1:100 dilution from 10 mL of 100% solution, you would add it to 990 mL of diluent (usually water) for a total volume of 1000 mL.

Original Concentration | Original Volume | Dilution Ratio | Final Concentration | Final Volume |
---|---|---|---|---|

100% | 1 mL | 1:100 | 1% | 100 mL |

100% | 5 mL | 1:100 | 1% | 500 mL |

100% | 10 mL | 1:100 | 1% | 1000 mL |

100% | 20 mL | 1:100 | 1% | 2000 mL |

## Dilution Ratio Calculation Formula

The fundamental formula used in dilution ratio calculations is:

**C1 V1 = C2 V2**

Where:

**C1**is the concentration of the original solution**V1**is the volume of the original solution**C2**is the concentration of the final (diluted) solution**V2**is the volume of the final (diluted) solution

This formula, also known as the **“C1V1 = C2V2” equation**, is the backbone of dilution calculations. To use this formula effectively, you need to know at least three of the four variables. The dilution ratio calculator automates this process, allowing users to input known values and quickly obtain the unknown variable.

In practice, dilution ratios are often expressed in simpler terms, such as **1:10**, **5:1**, or **1:4**. Let’s explore these common dilution ratios in more detail.

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## What is a 1 10 dilution ratio?

A **1:10 dilution ratio**, also written as **1/10** or **1 to 10**, means that one part of the concentrated solution is mixed with nine parts of the diluent. In other words, you’re taking one unit of your original solution and adding it to nine units of diluent to create a total of ten units of the final solution.

For example, if you’re working with a liquid:

- 1 mL of concentrated solution + 9 mL of water = 10 mL of diluted solution

This dilution is commonly used in **microbiological testing**, **chemical analysis**, and when working with **highly concentrated cleaning products**.

## What is a 5 to 1 dilution ratio?

A **5:1 dilution ratio** means that for every five parts of the concentrated solution, you add one part of the diluent. This results in a total of six parts in the final solution.

For instance:

- 5 L of concentrated solution + 1 L of water = 6 L of diluted solution

This ratio is often used in:

**Industrial cleaning**: Many heavy-duty degreasers and cleaners are concentrated and require a 5:1 dilution for general use.**Automotive**: Some car wash soaps and engine degreasers use this ratio.**Gardening**: Certain liquid fertilizers may recommend a 5:1 dilution for application.

## What is a 1 to 4 dilution ratio?

A **1:4 dilution ratio**, also expressed as **1/4** or **1 to 4**, indicates that one part of the concentrated solution is mixed with three parts of the diluent, resulting in a total of four parts of the final solution.

For example:

- 1 cup of concentrated solution + 3 cups of water = 4 cups of diluted solution

This dilution ratio is commonly found in:

**Household cleaning**: Many all-purpose cleaners suggest a 1:4 dilution for regular use.**Laboratory work**: Some buffer solutions and reagents require a 1:4 dilution before use.**Food service**: Certain sanitizing solutions for food contact surfaces use this ratio.