Homeopathy 2014; 103(02): 143-146
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2013.11.005
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The mathematics of dilution

Barun Kumar Chatterjee
Department of Physics, Bose Institute, 93/1 A.P.C. Road, Kolkata 700009, India
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Publication History

Received10 May 2013
revised06 November 2013

accepted28 November 2013

Publication Date:
18 December 2017 (online)

The major objection to homeopathic medicine is that the doses of medicine prescribed in some cases are too dilute for any active ingredient to be present. The medicines would hence be rendered inactive, necessitating novel explanations for the action. A further examination of dilution in the light of the Langmuir equation shows that homeopathic medicines may not be as dilute as a simplistic application of Avogadro's Principle suggests, due to surface effects.