Today I’m bringing you a useful dilution factor calculator to help with those quick calculations in the lab. To calculate the dilution factor, you need two things: the original volume of the solution you dilute and the final volume after diluting (or the volume you have added to dilute, in which case the final volume will be the original volume plus the volume you have added). Input those in the two first fields below, and you’ll get the dilution factor and the dilution performed in relative notation. Choose a specific notation from the dropdown box to change it to the standard one you use. See my other post if you need more help carrying out dilutions.
I did my PhD in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. My research focused on mathematical modeling of the cell cycle in leukemia and involved experiments with cell lines. During that time, I had to count cells with a hemocytometer so often to track growth that I got tired and decided to build an app, HemocyTap, and share my knowledge on the topic here to help as many people as possible.