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When a balloon is filled to near bursting with SF6 is left in air, it will often burst after a period of time. This is because the smaller N2 molecules diffuses into the balloon while the larger SF6 molecules remains trapped inside. This is an example of osmotic pressure. This simulation shows this process at the atomic level.
|Resource Type||Molecular Science Module These modules, built around particulate-level simulations of chemical systems, aid students in drawing connections between disciplines such as chemistry, biology and materials science. Their scope is molecular science. Molecular science includes the study of how molecular structure and motion lead to emergent macroscopic properties, and the synthesis/engineering of structures with desirable properties. [More information..]|