# How to calculate concentrations and what is the concept of 'mole'?

Say I have a $50~\mathrm{ml}$ solution of a liquid mixture which is $30~\%$ concentrated. Now if I take $20~\mathrm{ml}$ of that liquid out from that mix, what would be the resulting concentration of both the liquid remaining and the liquid extracted? Will the concentration of both still be $30~\%$?

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Nov 30, 2015 at 20:50
• What do you think? Please provide your thoughts so we can guide you better. Nov 30, 2015 at 20:50
• According to me the concentration should remain the same since it is dependent on moles and hence even if we take out 20ml from a concentrated solution the moles should not be affected. However my doubt lies in the fact that does this stand true in all terms of concentration , eg in cases of molarity or maybe volume by volume concentrations etc Nov 30, 2015 at 20:53
• @SushmitaNayak yes, if it is a solution all portions will have the same concentration. If it is merely a "mixture", like orange juice, then not necessarily. Nov 30, 2015 at 20:55
• @SushmitaNayak the main concept is that all samples, portions, subdivisions, etc. of a solution have the same concentration. Nov 30, 2015 at 20:58