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Molecular flux-thermodynamic kinetics

  1. Apr 24, 2013 #1
    Molecular flux--thermodynamic kinetics

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

    A volume is divided into two equal parts by a partition. The left volume has N atoms. The atoms have a mass m. A hole of area A is made in the partition at time t=0

    A)Develop an expression for the number of white atoms on each side of the partition at time t.
    B)Check your answer when t-->infinity and when t-->0
    C) If the right volume is just free space how is your answer changed?



    2. Relevant equations

    [itex]\Phi[/itex]=[itex]\Delta[/itex]/[itex]\Delta[/itex][itex]A[/itex]
    *[itex]\Delta[/itex]t

    Phi= 1/4(v)n where n=N/V
    3. The attempt at a solution

    i got N=Noe^(vAt/4V) my teacher says this is wrong if i take t-->infinity....im pretty sure what i solved for is correct tho....
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 24, 2013 #2
    phi= dN/dAdt ***
     
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