Diffusion of Gases in a Tube

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This Demonstration shows the diffusion of two gases from opposite ends of a tube. The root mean square velocity of a gas is given by , where is the gas constant 8.314 J/mol K, is the temperature in K and is the molecular weight in kg/mol. The temperature is set at 298 K to show diffusion under standard conditions. This Demonstration shows how the molecules of gas 1 and gas 2 diffuse toward each other and intermingle in a one-meter tube. You can select from several diatomic and noble gases.

Contributed by: Paige Baal and Nikit Kapila (March 2017)
Additional contributions by: Eitan Geva (University of Michigan)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


Submission from the Compute-to-Learn course at the University of Michigan.


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