Problem: Suppose you have two 1-L flasks, one containing N2 at STP and the other containing CH4 at STP.You may want to reference (Pages 415 - 419)Section 10.8 while completing this problem.How do these systems compare with respect to the rate of effusion through a pinhole leak?

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Recall that Graham's Law of Effusion allows us to compare the rate of effusion of two gases. Graham's Law states that the rate of effusion of a gas is inversely proportional to its molar mass.


rate=1MMgas


This means that when comparing two gases:


rategas 1rategas 2=MMgas 2MMgas 1


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Suppose you have two 1-L flasks, one containing N2 at STP and the other containing CH4 at STP.

You may want to reference (Pages 415 - 419)Section 10.8 while completing this problem.

How do these systems compare with respect to the rate of effusion through a pinhole leak?

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