What is a measurement of the amount of solute that is dissolved in a given quantity of solvent usually expressed as mol/L?

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Jun 13, 2017


If you're simply asking what the name of this concentration measurement is, it's called molarity.

The molarity (symbol #M#) of a solution is also called its (aptly named) "molar concentration", the number of moles of solute in one liter of the solution:

#M = "mol solute"/"L soln"#

You work with molar concentrations in various situations, such as calculating dilutions and finding other types of concentration, such as molality and density.