Science, Tech, Math › Science How To Prepare Chemical Solutions How to Make a Chemical Solution Share Flipboard Email Print Volumetric flasks are used to accurately prepare solutions for chemistry. TRBfoto/Getty Images Science Chemistry Basics Chemical Laws 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 Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated May 10, 2019 This is how to make a chemical solution using a solid dissolved in a liquid, such as water or alcohol. If you don't need to be very accurate, you can use a beaker or Erlenmeyer flask to prepare a solution. More often, you'll use a volumetric flask to prepare a solution so that you'll have a known concentration of solute in solvent. Weigh out the solid that is your solute.Fill the volumetric flask about halfway with distilled water or deionized water (aqueous solutions) or other solvent.Transfer the solid to the volumetric flask.Rinse the weighing dish with the water to make certain all of the solute is tranferred into the flask.Stir the solution until the solute is dissolved. You may need to add more water (solvent) or apply heat to dissolve the solid.Fill the volumetric flask to the mark with distilled or deionized water.