calc_factor_conc {bioset} R Documentation

## Get a factor to convert concentrations.

### Description

Calculate a factor to convert concentration "A" into concentration "B".

### Usage

```calc_factor_conc(from, to, molar_mass = 0, density_solute = 0,
density_solution = 0)
```

### Arguments

 `from` A string containing the units of concentration A. `to` A string containing the units of concentration B. `molar_mass` The molar mass of the solute (g / mol). `density_solute` The density of the solute (g / l). `density_solution` The density of the solution (g / l), not the solvent!

### Details

The following concentrations can be converted:

mass / volume: ".g / .l", ".g / .m^3", "% w / v"

molar / volume: ".M", ".mol / .l", ".mol / .m^3"

volume / volume: ".l/.l", ".l / m^3", ".m^3/.m^3", ".m^3 / .l", "% v / v", "v / v"

mass / mass: ".g / .g", "w / w", "% w / w"

Where "." symbolizes a metric prefix (see `calc_factor_prefix()`) :

For g, l, mol and M: d (deci), c (centi), m (milli), µ (micro), n (nano), p (pico) and f (femto).

For g you might use k (kilo) as well.

For m^3 (cubic metres) you may only use: d (deci), c (centi) and m (milli).

Note: % w / v is (incorrectly) taken as a short hand for 0.1 g / l.

### Value

The factor to convert A into B.

### See Also

Other conversion functions: `calc_factor_prefix`, `convert_conc`, `convert_prefix`

### Examples

```library("dplyr")

# generate test data
data <- tibble(
sample = c("A", "B", "C"),
conc = c(4.5, 2.3, 5.1),       # concentration in g  / l
)

fctr_ng_ml <- calc_factor_conc(from = "g/l", to = "ng/ml")
# give molar mass in g / mol
fctr_mol_l <- calc_factor_conc(from = "g/l", to = "M", molar_mass = 78.971)
# give densities in g / l
fctr_pc <- calc_factor_conc(from = "g/l", to = "%v/v", density_solute = 4810)

data %>%
mutate(
conc_ng_ml = conc * fctr_ng_ml,
conc_mol_l = conc * fctr_mol_l,
conc_pc = conc * fctr_pc
)

# throws an error
## Not run:
# will throw an error because molar_mass is missing
fctr_fail <- calc_factor_conc(from = "g/l", to = "mol/l")

## End(Not run)
```

[Package bioset version 0.2.3 Index]