About Percent Solution Calculator (Formula)
A percent solution is a way to express the concentration of a solute, or the substance being dissolved, in a solution. The formula for calculating a percent solution is:
% Solution = (mass of solute / mass of solution) x 100 or % Solution = (volume of solute / volume of solution) x 100
Where: mass of solute is the mass of the substance that is being dissolved. mass of solution is the total mass of the solution. volume of solute is the volume of the substance that is being dissolved. volume of solution is the total volume of the solution.
It is important to note that the units of measurement must be consistent between the solute and solution, either both in mass or volume. Also, the percentage is dimensionless, which means it’s independent of the unit of measurement.