Science, Tech, Math › Science Volume/Volume Percentage Definition Share Flipboard Email Print Wikimedia Commons/LHcheM Science Chemistry Chemical Laws Basics Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Todd Helmenstine Todd Helmenstine is a science writer and illustrator who has taught physics and math at the college level. He holds bachelor's degrees in both physics and mathematics. our editorial process Todd Helmenstine Updated January 12, 2019 Volume/volume percentage (v/v percent) is a measure of the concentration of a substance in a solution. It is expressed as the ratio of the volume of the solute to the total volume of the solution multiplied by 100. Examples: Wine has a typical alcohol content (v/v percent) of 12 percent. This means that there is 12 mL of ethanol in every 100 mL of wine.