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How many milligrams is 20 meq of potassium chloride?
- i believe 10 meqs of potassium is equal to 390 mg's of potassium, therefore, one meq, is equal to 39 mg's potassium
- Not sure where you get your answer but according to drugs.com 10meg is equal to 750 mg of potassium
- 20mEq of potassium chloride is 781.960 mg of elemental potassium [K], and 709.060 mg of elemental chlorine [Cl] (which is 1491.0 mg of potassium chloride [KCl]). Here's how to figure it:
mg = (mEq • atomic, molecular or formula weight) / valence
Atomic weight of potassium [K] is 39.0983
Atomic weight of chlorine [Cl] is 35.453
The molecular weight of potassium chloride [KCl] is sum of the atomic weights above: 74.551 (rounded)
The valence of potassium chloride is 1
(20mEq potassium chloride • 74.551) / 1 = 1491.0 mg potassium chloride
Which breaks down to 781.960 mg of elemental potassium [K], and 709.060 mg of elemental chlorine [Cl].