from what I have read, don't know if it is correct info; a M E G is milliequivalent, and difficult to measure in mg . I read that the atomic mass of potassium is 39 ,no matter… how much liquid it is in (go figure ) some potassium is 20 MEG so would you 39 times 20 & get 780 mg I don't know. sounds like too much to me but I"M not sure & I doubt if I can find this site again to find out an answer to my comment. Evie ANSWER REBUTTAL A student brought this question to my attention while Googling the same basic conversion. Of course she was inundated with a boatload of correct answers in a matter of minutes and was done. I could not understand why someone would submit something so easy to research to an answer website except out of pure laziness. Surely if they know about Wiki they know about Google. So I was going to leave the matter alone, including the horribly incorrect and completely illogical posted answer. But then I noticed the 19 similar questions at the bottom of the page. Only 3 are actually different from this question so I will answer those and leave the others to do what my student did, and invest less than 5 minutes on Google to deal with the extremely simple conversion. Please purge from your mind every word from the above answer except that the number 39 is associated with the potassion ion. (Why a person would even post an answer stating that they "don't know if it is correct info" completely escapes me.) 1) How many meq are in 1 milliliter? Just as with any liquid, it depends on the concentration. The more solid potassium that is added to a fixed amount of fluid, the more meq there will be per ml. So there is no set rule for meq/ml for any chemical solution. You can make it whatever you want. 2) What does meq mean in regard to vitamin dosages? Nothing. Vitamin dosages are measured either in units (u), international units (iu), mg, or mcg, but not meq. Only chemical ions are measured in meq. 3) How many mg of potassium is 10 ml? Same answer as #1 except the meq must be converted to mg. (39.1 mg = 1 meq) It all depends on the concentration. If you know the amount of potassium, mg or meq, per volume - and it can be anything - a cup, a liter, a quart, a gallon, etc., you can calculate the mg or meq per ml and multply by 10. There are conversion charts everywhere and I have yet to see a modern student calculator that did not have one. It's really easier than you think. And remember Google. Or a similar engine. You'll be done by the time you've pulled up an answer site, signed in, typed your question, and hit GO. Prof J First to figure this question out you need the definition of meq which is the gram molecular weight. To get the gram molecular weight one needs to know what kind of potassium we are dealing with as potassium is always in a compound. We also have to know the valence. In other words K+ has a valance of 1 Cl has a valence of 1 also so if you have KCl the most common coumpound of K You add the atomic weight of potassium is 19 and clorine is 17 so KCL is 36grams=i equilivant. or 36mg=1meq so 20 meg is 36x20= 720 mg of KCl. If a supplement is another form e.g.gluconate, if it is measured in meq you have an equilivant, but many times it will say equillant to xmg of K. In which case you divide it by 19 to figure out the meq. So 90 mg of K /19=4.73meq 20 meq=380mg of elemental K. 70 meq of only k =70x19= a lot of K+. Now you have the principle and can figure it out. Dr. StitchinTime To correct the last paragraph, the atomic number of potassium is 19 not the molecular weight. The molecular weight of potassium is 39! .
ANSWER CORRECTION!!! ok so that is some pretty good info but i don't know if i want to trust it since the writer pretty much calls everyone an idiot for not using Google. well i did use Google and this is where it brought me so i don't know what kind of idiot goes off on everyone else for asking a question that isn't even relatively close to being right on Google AND doesnt even know what he is talking about this article is case and point I am currently sitting here staring at a bottle of potassium chloride IN TABLET FORM that says, and i quote off the bottle "100 TAB Apo-K 8meq"so yes i can gaurantee he is wrong in the fact that it is not only marked in milliequivalent for "chemical ions" because clearly it is also used for "vitamin dosages". there is my rant for the night. FLAME THE FLAMERS! show idiots that Google is their friend and the should check Google before getting mad at someone else because their answer doesnt match another answer because you never know if you may also be wrong. GOODNIGHT and happy googling Rebuttal to the Correction : Potassium is not a "vitamin", it is a chemical ion. Not everything sold in the "vitamin" section at Kroger or GNC is technically a "vitamin". Dr. Stitchintime's answer is absolutely correct. ( Full Answer )