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Textbook Problem

You can smell perfume very shortly after opening the bottle. To show that it is not reaching your nose by diffusion, calculate the average distance a perfume molecule moves in one second in air, given its diffusion constant D to be 1.00 × 10 6 m2/s.

To determine

The average distance travelled by molecule in one second.

Explanation

Given:

Diffusion constant D=1.00×106m2/s , t=1s

Formula used:

  xrms=2Dt

s

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