Workshop 3: Making Potions – Solutions and Dilutions

We’re all used to using solutions and dilutions in our daily lives – making a good strength gin and tonic or diluting Ribena with water for example. Getting concentrations and dilutions right is vital for health and science students, this article highlights just how important this skill is. In this workshop we individually made a series of solutions, including a master mix, before practising dilutions.

After this workshop would your skills be up to making the ideal martini? Check out this video to see how it’s done.

This workshop was good for:

  • Understanding the different units we use to describe concentration, including molarity
  • Appreciating the common mistakes when preparing solutions and knowing how to avoid them
  • Practising pipetting accurately
  • Understanding how to make, and why we use, master mixes
  • Calculating (using C1V1 = C2V2) volumes required for, and making, dilutions

Find out more and register to attend a session today by visiting our registration page .

To contact the Kitchen Chemistry team email success.health@qut.edu.au