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Before making serial dilutions, you need to make rough estimates of the concentrations in your unknowns, and your uncertainty in those estimates. For example, if A says you have 7. That means you need to cover a ten-fold range of dilutions, or maybe a bit more to be sure.
If the half-max of your assay occurs at about 0. So to be safe, you might want to cover 1, through 20, In general, before designing a dilution series, you need to decide: What are the lowest and highest concentrations or dilutions you need to test in order to be certain of finding the half-max?
These determine the range of the dilution series. How many tests do you want to make?
This determines the size of the experiment, and how much of your reagents you consume. More tests will cover the range in more detail, but may take too long to perform or cost too much.
Fewer tests are easier to do, but may not cover the range in enough detail to get an accurate result. What volume of each dilution do you need to make in order to have enough for the replicate tests you plan to do?
Now suppose you decide that six tests will be adequate perhaps each in quadruplicate. You can decide on a good step size easily by trial and error. Yes, in fact that covers fold, more than the fold range we need.
The exact answer is the 5th root of 20, which your calculator will tell you is 1. It is much easier to go with 2-fold dilutions and gives about the same result.
Then you need to serially dilute that 2-fold per step in five steps. Why is that a poor choice? Because you can't measure 1 microliter or even 10 microliters accurately with ordinary pipeters.
Now you could add 1.
You end up with 1. If that is enough to perform all of your tests, this dilution plan will work. If you need larger volumes, increase the volumes you use to make your dilutions e.Similarly, a buffer will break when the amount of strong base added is so large it consumes all the weak acid, through the reaction HA + OH-→ A-+ H 2 O.
A solution with more weak acid, [HA], has a higher buffer capacity for addition of strong base. You use the law of conservation of mass to perform the calculation for the dilution: M dilution V dilution = M stock V stock. Dilution Example. As an example, say you need to prepare 50 ml of a M solution from a M stock solution.
Your first step is to calculate the volume of stock solution that is required. May 12, @ PM PDT Answer the following questions: On a fold dilution of a strong acid, the pH will increase.
On a fold dilution of a buffered solution, the pH will remain constant. If one adds a small amount of strong base to a buffered solution, the pH will increase regardless of the buffered solution because it is a base. When we dilute a weak acid, pH increases but dissociation increases.
up vote 4 down vote favorite. Dilution increases faster than dissociation outputs excess protons in kind. however, the conjugate base, acetate, is a strong base/salt. Water acts as a strong base, however the hydronium ion is a weak acid, so we can except the pH to.
dilution definition: 1. the action of making a liquid weaker by mixing in something else, or a liquid that has been made weaker in this way: 2.
the action of reducing the strength of a feeling, action, etc: 3. the process or action of making something less strong or valuable. Learn more.
Strong dilution of the melanins in Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglidytes). There are a few things to indicate that mutation.
First, the beak and legs are typically colored.