# Question #2b75e

##### 1 Answer

The dilution factor is 5000.

#### Explanation:

The dilution factor for a single dilution is:

or

#color(blue)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a) "DF" = V_f/V_i color(white)(a/a)|)))" "#

If you are doing successive dilutions, the overall dilution factor is the product of each successive dilution factor.

#color(blue)(|bar(ul(color(white)(a/a) "DF" = "DF"_1 × "DF"_2 × "DF"_3 × …color(white)(a/a)|)))" "#

In your example,

Your sample is not a liquid, but it is generally agreed that 1 g of sample has a volume of 1 mL, even if that is not actually the case. You still get convenience and reproducibility.

**Overall Dilution:**

The overall dilution factor is 5000.

The dilution factor is often used as the denominator of a fraction.

For example, a