What are D5W and D10W ?

I don't get what D10W or D5W mean.
Can someone explain?

Reply (by Keith)

In this case:
the D is an abbreviation for Dextrose, and
the W is for water.
The number represents the concentration of the Dextrose in the water.

So,

D5W = 5% Dextrose in Water
D7.5W = 7.5% Dextrose in Water
D10W = 10% Dextrose in Water

and so on...

Since this is a W/V Solution, what this means is that in the 5% solution, there are 5 Grams of Dextrose per every 100mL of solution.

For a review of concentration / percentage calculations, go to the W/V Concentration Calculations page

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