I am editing a chemistry-related paper and the synthesis procedure described is as follows:
Then, 10 mL of the intermediate were mixed with 10 mL of 1% (w/v) VCPL and 2 mL of 0.1% (w/v) KPS.
I was wondering if one should add the word "solution" after the name of the ingredients as follows:
Then, 10 mL of the intermediate were mixed with 15 mL of a 2% (w/v) VCPL solution and 3 mL of a 0.2% (w/v) KPT solution.
I think that indicating a volume and a % (w/v) gives it away that you are referring to a solution containing the active ingredient, but should the word "solution" still be added?