Posted by **Muhammad** on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 6:38pm.

1000g of a 55%(mass percentage) nitric acid solution is to be diluted to 20%(mass percentage) nitric acid solution.how many liters of water should be added to the starting solution?

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**bobpursley**, Monday, November 5, 2012 at 6:58pm
you want to dilute it by a factor of 55/20=2.75 which means, you add 1.75 parts of water, and 1 part original.

one part: 1000g

water: 1.75 liters added.

Now check. You have 550g of HNO3 in 2.750kg solution, which is 550/2750 percent, or 20 percent.

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