How do I create serial dilutions? Ideas are included.
Performing serial dilutions is an easy way to generate a range of concentrations of a test chemical, drug, compound, etc. that you can then use in a variety of experimental settings. To make serial dilutions, start with a fairly high concentration of a compound (we'll call it "compound x") in a solvent in which "compound x" will dissolve. This is important because you want to be sure that "compound x" is completely dissolved in the original "stock" solution, otherwise the concentrations you think you are working with will be ...
Steps for serial dilutions are noted.