Pharmaceutical Calculations MCQs - Pharmacy Freak

# Pharmaceutical Calculations MCQs

We have provided 25 MCQs on  Pharmaceutical Calculations Unit-2, 1st semester, Pharmaceutics, B. Pharm.

We have covered following topics.

Pharmaceutical calculations: Weights and measures – Imperial & Metric system, Calculations involving percentage solutions, alligation, proof spirit and isotonic solutions based on freezing point and molecular weight.

## MCQ on Pharmaceutical Calculations

What is the primary purpose of using the metric system in pharmaceutical calculations?

• A. To make calculations more complex
• B. To adhere to historical conventions
• C. To facilitate accurate and precise measurements
• D. To promote the use of the imperial system

Correct Answer: C. To facilitate accurate and precise measurements

In pharmaceutical calculations, what does the term “percentage solution” refer to?

• A. A solution with a percentage of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API)
• B. A solution with a percentage of water
• C. A solution with a percentage of sugar
• D. A solution with a percentage of ethanol

Correct Answer: A. A solution with a percentage of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API)

In alligation calculations, what is the purpose of mixing two solutions with different concentrations?

• A. To create a larger volume of solution
• B. To reduce the solubility of the solute
• C. To achieve a desired concentration of the solute
• D. To increase the shelf life of the solutions

Correct Answer: C. To achieve a desired concentration of the solute

What is the purpose of calculating the proof spirit in pharmaceutical calculations?

• A. To determine the color of a pharmaceutical solution
• B. To measure the alcoholic strength of a solution
• C. To calculate the volume of a container
• D. To assess the solubility of a drug

Correct Answer: B. To measure the alcoholic strength of a solution

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is an isotonic solution?

• A. A solution with a temperature of 0 degrees Celsius
• B. A solution that is neither acidic nor alkaline
• C. A solution with the same osmotic pressure as body fluids
• D. A solution that contains isotopes of elements

Correct Answer: C. A solution with the same osmotic pressure as body fluids

What is the primary unit of measurement for weight in the metric system?

• A. Gram (g)
• B. Liter (L)
• C. Meter (m)
• D. Kilogram (kg)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the primary purpose of calculating freezing point depression in isotonic solutions?

• A. To determine the color of the solution
• B. To assess the solubility of a drug
• C. To determine the osmotic pressure of the solution
• D. To measure the pH of the solution

Correct Answer: C. To determine the osmotic pressure of the solution

What is the primary unit of measurement for volume in the metric system?

• A. Gram (g)
• B. Liter (L)
• C. Meter (m)
• D. Kilogram (kg)

What is the primary unit of measurement for volume in the imperial system?

• A. Gallon (gal)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Meter (m)
• D. Milliliter (mL)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the primary purpose of calculating the molecular weight of a substance?

• A. To determine the substance’s color
• B. To measure the substance’s density
• C. To assess the substance’s solubility
• D. To calculate the amount of a substance needed for a specific formulation

Correct Answer: D. To calculate the amount of a substance needed for a specific formulation

What is the primary unit of measurement for volume in the metric system?

• A. Gallon (gal)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Meter (m)
• D. Milliliter (mL)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the purpose of calculating the concentration of a solution in percentage (%)?

• A. To determine the volume of the solution
• B. To calculate the osmotic pressure of the solution
• C. To assess the density of the solvent
• D. To express the quantity of solute relative to the total solution volume

Correct Answer: D. To express the quantity of solute relative to the total solution volume

What is the primary unit of measurement for weight in the imperial system?

• A. Pound (lb)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Meter (m)
• D. Ounce (oz)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the purpose of calculating the proof spirit of an alcohol solution?

• A. To determine the color of the solution
• B. To assess the solubility of a drug
• C. To measure the alcoholic strength of the solution
• D. To calculate the volume of a container

Correct Answer: C. To measure the alcoholic strength of the solution

What is the primary unit of measurement for length in the imperial system?

• A. Gallon (gal)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Inch (in)
• D. Milliliter (mL)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the primary purpose of calculating alligation?

• A. To determine the color of a solution
• B. To measure the density of a substance
• C. To calculate the concentration of a solution
• D. To mix solutions of different concentrations to achieve a desired concentration

Correct Answer: D. To mix solutions of different concentrations to achieve a desired concentration

What is the primary unit of measurement for weight in the metric system?

• A. Gallon (gal)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Inch (in)
• D. Ounce (oz)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the primary purpose of calculating the molecular weight of a substance?

• A. To determine the substance’s color
• B. To measure the substance’s density
• C. To assess the substance’s solubility
• D. To calculate the amount of a substance needed for a specific formulation

Correct Answer: D. To calculate the amount of a substance needed for a specific formulation

What is the primary unit of measurement for length in the metric system?

• A. Gallon (gal)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Inch (in)
• D. Millimeter (mm)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the purpose of calculating the concentration of a solution in percentage (%)?

• A. To determine the volume of the solution
• B. To calculate the osmotic pressure of the solution
• C. To assess the density of the solvent
• D. To express the quantity of solute relative to the total solution volume

Correct Answer: D. To express the quantity of solute relative to the total solution volume

What is the primary unit of measurement for volume in the imperial system?

• A. Pound (lb)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Inch (in)
• D. Fluid ounce (fl oz)

Correct Answer: D. Fluid ounce (fl oz)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the purpose of calculating the proof spirit of an alcohol solution?

• A. To determine the color of the solution
• B. To assess the solubility of a drug
• C. To measure the alcoholic strength of the solution
• D. To calculate the volume of a container

Correct Answer: C. To measure the alcoholic strength of the solution

What is the primary unit of measurement for volume in the metric system?

• A. Gallon (gal)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Meter (m)
• D. Milliliter (mL)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the primary purpose of calculating alligation?

• A. To determine the color of a solution
• B. To measure the density of a substance
• C. To calculate the concentration of a solution
• D. To mix solutions of different concentrations to achieve a desired concentration

Correct Answer: D. To mix solutions of different concentrations to achieve a desired concentration

What is the primary unit of measurement for weight in the imperial system?

• A. Pound (lb)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Gram (g)
• D. Ounce (oz)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the primary purpose of calculating the molecular weight of a substance?

• A. To determine the substance’s color
• B. To measure the substance’s density
• C. To assess the substance’s solubility
• D. To calculate the amount of a substance needed for a specific formulation

Correct Answer: D. To calculate the amount of a substance needed for a specific formulation

What is the primary unit of measurement for length in the imperial system?

• A. Yard (yd)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Inch (in)
• D. Centimeter (cm)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the purpose of calculating the concentration of a solution in percentage (%)?

• A. To determine the volume of the solution
• B. To calculate the osmotic pressure of the solution
• C. To assess the density of the solvent
• D. To express the quantity of solute relative to the total solution volume

Correct Answer: D. To express the quantity of solute relative to the total solution volume

What is the primary unit of measurement for volume in the metric system?

• A. Liter (L)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Inch (in)
• D. Fluid ounce (fl oz)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the purpose of calculating the proof spirit of an alcohol solution?

• A. To determine the color of the solution
• B. To assess the solubility of a drug
• C. To measure the alcoholic strength of the solution
• D. To calculate the volume of a container

Correct Answer: C. To measure the alcoholic strength of the solution

What is the primary unit of measurement for volume in the imperial system?

• A. Liter (L)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Gallon (gal)
• D. Milliliter (mL)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the primary purpose of calculating alligation?

• A. To determine the color of a solution
• B. To measure the density of a substance
• C. To calculate the concentration of a solution
• D. To mix solutions of different concentrations to achieve a desired concentration

In the metric system, what is the primary unit of measurement for length?

• A. Inch (in)
• B. Centimeter (cm)
• C. Gallon (gal)
• D. Fluid ounce (fl oz)

What is the primary unit of measurement for weight in the metric system?

• A. Pound (lb)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Gallon (gal)
• D. Ounce (oz)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the primary purpose of calculating the molecular weight of a substance?

• A. To determine the substance’s color
• B. To measure the substance’s density
• C. To assess the substance’s solubility
• D. To calculate the amount of a substance needed for a specific formulation

Correct Answer: D. To calculate the amount of a substance needed for a specific formulation

What is the primary unit of measurement for volume in the metric system?

• A. Gallon (gal)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Milliliter (mL)
• D. Inch (in)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the purpose of calculating the concentration of a solution in percentage (%)?

• A. To determine the volume of the solution
• B. To calculate the osmotic pressure of the solution
• C. To assess the density of the solvent
• D. To express the quantity of solute relative to the total solution volume

Correct Answer: D. To express the quantity of solute relative to the total solution volume

What is the primary unit of measurement for volume in the imperial system?

• A. Liter (L)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Gallon (gal)
• D. Fluid ounce (fl oz)

Correct Answer: D. Fluid ounce (fl oz)

In pharmaceutical calculations, what is the purpose of calculating the proof spirit of an alcohol solution?

• A. To determine the color of the solution
• B. To assess the solubility of a drug
• C. To measure the alcoholic strength of the solution
• D. To calculate the volume of a container

Correct Answer: C. To measure the alcoholic strength of the solution

What is the primary unit of measurement for length in the imperial system?

• A. Meter (m)
• B. Kilogram (kg)
• C. Inch (in)
• D. Milliliter (mL)