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If through diffusion molecular oxygen reaches a certain concentration 1/100th mm from its source in 1/100th second, how long will it take to reach the same concentration 1 cm from its source, 10 cm from the source?

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In this solution, we consider how to calculate the diffusion rate of molecular oxygen.

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It goes 1/100 mm, or 0.01 mm, in 0.01 s. In a rate of mm/s, this is 1 mm/s. Continuing at this same rate, we need to move 1 ...

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