Please review the following guide on how to prepare a chemical solution:
Glossary, basic terms to understand
Introduction to Chemical Solutions
Selecting an adequate solvent
If you do not select an adequate solvent your solute will precipitate out of solution or lack uniformity, making handling difficult.
We post solvents with relatively high solubility on our product listings, under the specification on the row titled Solubility:
However we have only verified solubility up to the concentrations used in our own solution products. If you need more precise data we recommend conducting your own solubility experiments at given concentrations with different solvents.
Selecting your concentration
Solutions are easier to make and handle at lower concentrations. If you saturate a solution the solute may precipitate out of solution thus ruining the uniformity. Changing the pH or temperature of your solution can also result in precipitation.
Solution Example: Using mass by volume (m/v)
The formula for mass by volume (m/v) is: [Mass of solute (mg) / Volume of solution (ml)]