Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 5 - Sections 5.1-5.10 - Exercises - Review Questions: 22


The molecules from a perfume bottle travel at speeds that are hundreds of meters per second. However, since there are several billion of collisions per second of these molecules, this results in a significant time delay between the time the perfume is sprayed and the time it reaches your nose several meters away.

Work Step by Step

Mean free path is the average distance that a molecule travels between collisions.
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