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# How does dilution affect concentration?

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Hint: The term dilution is the phenomenon by which more solvent is added to a solution. This results in an increase of the total volume of the solution and decreases the concentration of the solution.

Thus the addition of more solvent to a solution leads to decrease in concentration of the solution. This is best explained with the help of dissolving in water. When $100gm$ of sugar is dissolved in $100mL$ water, the solution is said to be concentrated but when we add more water to this solution the sweetness decreases and the concentration of the solution decreases.
${M_1}{V_1} = {M_2}{V_2}$
Here ${M_1}$ is the initial concentration and ${V_1}$ is the initial volume. ${M_2}$ is the final concentration and ${V_2}$ is the final volume. Thus it is convenient to determine the final concentration of volume if other parameters are known.