Will potassium permanganate or methylene blue diffuse faster?
Why would potassium permanganate have a greater rate of diffusion down a agar tube than methylene blue?
Why is the rate of diffusion not identical when potassium permanganate is added to warm and cold water?
Factors affecting diffusion are: 1) Temperature: The higher the temperature, the higher the rate of diffusion. Example: Put potassium permanganate in a beaker with water (room temp.) and do the same in a beaker with water (boiled). The potassium permanganate would spread faster in hot water. 2) Size of particle: The bigger the particle, the higher the energy to diffuse. 3) State of matter: Solids take more time to diffuse compared to liquids, liquids take…
Would a substance of high molecular weight diffuse faster than a substance of lower molecular weight?
Would you expect the particles in Cl2 gas to diffuse faster or slower than the particles in argon gas?
Gas molecules are subject to weaker intermolecular forces than are liquid molecules because they are moving faster then liquid molecules at the same temperature and pressure, and because they are separated by greater distances than are liquid molecules. As a result, they diffuse faster than liquid molecules do.