# How can the concentration of a solution be increased?

Jan 23, 2014

The simplest way to change the concentration would be to change the amount of solute or solvent in the solution.

#### Explanation:

Concentration of a solution is the comparison of the amount of the solute with the volume of the solution.

This measure is calculated as Molarity (M) which is determined by dividing the moles of solute by the volume of solution in liters (L).

In a salt water solution, the salt is the solute and the water is the solvent. The mass of the salt converted to moles divided by the liters of water in the solution would give the Molarity (M) or concentration of the solution.

The simplest way to change the concentration would be to change the amount of solute or solvent in the solution.

Increasing the solute would increase the concentration. Increasing the solvent would decrease the concentration.

For instance, if your lemonade was too tart, you would add more water to decrease the concentration.

If your tea was too bitter, you could add more sugar to increase the sweetness.

Changing the amounts of solute and solvent directly effect the concentration of the solution.