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Equivalents are used to measure individual ion amount present in body fluids and intravenous solutions.
Equivalents Concept 1
Equivalents Example 1
Equivalents Concept 2
Equivalents Example 2
Calculate mass (grams) needed for the following ion equivalent:1.5 mEq of Na+ ions.
The concentration of Cl- ion in blood is approximately 105 mEq/L. How many milliliters of blood would be needed to obtain 1.4 g of Cl- ions?
An intravenous saline solution contains 140 mEq/L of Na+. How many mEq of Na+ are present in 750 mL of the solution?
Calculate the normality (mEq/L) of potassium ions in a 500 mL Ringer’s solution that is 2.0 x 10-3 M in potassium ions.
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