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How much time will it take for the first molecules to rise to the top rim of the beak

  1. Nov 1, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    In the bottom of a 200 ml glass beaker, 2 trillion molecules of a bacteria are released into 20 ml of H2O. The beaker is covered to prevent contamination and keep100% humidity. The bacteria has a molecular weight of 200,000 daltons.


    2. Relevant equations

    How much time will it take for the first molecules to rise to the top rim of the beaker (to reach your hand). The assumption is normal room temperature.


    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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