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Parts per Million (ppm)

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Parts per Million (ppm) and Parts per Billion (ppb) are used to express extremely dilute solution concentrations.

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Parts per Million (ppm) Concept 1

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Parts per Million (ppm) Example 1

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A 5.12 L sample of solution contains 0.230 g of potassium sulfate, K2SO4. Determine the concentration of K2SO4 in ppm if the density of the solution is 1.30 g/mL.

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Calculate the concentration in parts per billion of the following aqueous solution:0.91 mg of caffeine in a total volume of 131 mL.

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Glucose makes up about 0.102% by mass of human blood. Calculate this concentration in ppm.

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The average human body contains about 5,000 grams of blood. What mass of arsenic is present in the body if the amount in blood is 0.86 ppb?

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A water sample contains the pollutant chlorobenzene with a concentration of 16 ppm (by volume). What volume of this water contains 5.01×102 mL of chlorobenzene?