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'Amounts of substance' i guess?
« on: July 13, 2017, 02:51:36 PM »

Hi guys, can someone provide me a worked solution to this question. I've not learnt 'percentage solution' before:

"a 50kg patient requires 10mcg/kg/minute for 2 hours. this is to be delivered from a 0.1% solution, how much solution will they need in mL?".

Thank-you! :)
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Re: 'Amounts of substance' i guess?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 12:19:39 AM »

Hi guys, can someone provide me a worked solution to this question. I've not learnt 'percentage solution' before:

High there, xJax:, I'd like to welcome you to the chemical forums.  But I'd like to remind you to read our Forum Rules{click}, you agreed to them when you signed up, and they apply to everyone: new students, seasoned professionals, and people who just need to know right now.  We like to see some effort from you.  Let's work together:

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"a 50kg patient requires 10mcg/kg/minute for 2 hours. this is to be delivered from a 0.1% solution, how much solution will they need in mL?".

Thank-you! :)

The fractional percentage seems to be throwing you.  That's OK, that's the toughest part of this problem.  But work out the first bit for us -- 50 kg needs 10mcg (which means what?  This is jargon here, you must look up what it means, or just stick with the jargon and report it that way)/kg/min per 2hrs.  How much is that?
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