A solution contains 0.3 liters of sulfuric acid. If this represents 12% of the total amount, how do you find the total amount?
The total amount of solution is 2.5 liters. Use a ratio proportion method.
This is more of an algebra problem than a chemistry problem.
0.3 liters = 12%
total volume = 100 %
Set up a ratio proportion.
First multiply both sides by 100 x. This gives
30 = 12 x divide both sides by 12
2.5 = x
x = the total volume of the solutions.