Question #617c9

1 Answer
Jan 21, 2017

Answer:

The dilution factor is 100.

Explanation:

The dilution factor #"DF"# for a single dilution is

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

where #V_"i"# and #V_"f"# are the initial and final volumes.

In your problem,

#V_"i" = "10.0 µL"# and

#V_"f" = "1000 µL"#

#"DF" = V_f/V_i = (1000 cancel("µL"))/(10cancel("µL")) = 100#

You have diluted the sample by a factor of 100.