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Effusion vs. Diffusion. HELP! What is the difference?

lil_killer129lil_killer129 Registered User Posts: 4,706 Senior Member
edited November 2006 in AP Tests Preparation
What is the difference between effusion and diffusion? Can someone explain these two concept to me and provide an example for each? It is confusing.
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Replies to: Effusion vs. Diffusion. HELP! What is the difference?

  • GoldShadowGoldShadow Registered User Posts: 6,160 Senior Member
    Diffusion is the spread of molecules, from areas of high density to areas of low density, in like a container or a room, or through a permeable membrane.

    Effusion is specifically the rate at which molecules of a certain gas exit a container through a hole.
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