Diffusion

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  • Gas
  • Diffusion
  • Thermodynamics

Topics

  • Gas
  • Diffusion
  • Thermodynamics

Description

Mix two gases to explore diffusion! Experiment with concentration, temperature, mass, and radius and determine how these factors affect the rate of diffusion.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Explain how two gases mix.
  • Design an experiment to find the factors which affect the rate of diffusion.
Version 1.0.4

Teacher Tips

Download teacher tips PDF Overview of sim controls, model simplifications, and insights into student thinking ( PDF ).

Teacher-Submitted Activities

Alignment of PhET sims with NGSS This contribution was designed by PhET. Trish Loeblein updated by Diana López HS
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The new HTML5 sims can run on iPads and Chromebooks, as well as PC, Mac, and Linux systems.

iPad:
iOS 12+ Safari
iPad compatible sims

Android:
Not officially supported. If you are using the HTML5 sims on Android, we recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome.

Chromebook:
Latest version of Google Chrome
The HTML5 and Flash PhET sims are supported on all Chromebooks.
Chromebook compatible sims

Windows Systems:
Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11, latest version of Firefox, latest version of Google Chrome.

Macintosh Systems:
macOS 10.9.5+, Safari 9+, latest version of Chrome.

Linux Systems:
Not officially supported. Please contact phethelp@colorado.edu with troubleshooting issues.

Design Team Third-party Libraries Thanks To
  • Chris Malley (developer)
  • Amy Rouinfar (lead designer)
  • Jack Barbera
  • John Blanco
  • Michael Dubson
  • Amy Hanson
  • Linda Koch
  • Ron LeMaster
  • Trish Loeblein
  • Emily B. Moore
  • Ariel Paul
  • Kathy Perkins
  • Carl Wieman
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