Collision Frequency

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Mike Vinci 2B
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Collision Frequency

Postby Mike Vinci 2B » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:04 pm

Looking into topics for 15.11 that I believe we will cover before the final, is the collision cross-section value an experimentally determined value. And out of general curiosity, with particles like atoms being extremely small, how do scientists determine the value of the surface area actually colliding with another molecule?


Nhan Nguyen 2F
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Re: Collision Frequency

Postby Nhan Nguyen 2F » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:19 pm

hmm Interesting question! Collision frequency deals with an average rate at which 2 molecules colliding each other within a definite space (this is to help predict the average number of collisions that happen)

I found this website online that talks more in depth into collision frequency if you wanna know more: ... _Frequency

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