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Which property of gases allows you to smell popcorn when you walk into a movie theater?

Kathy Robinson

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Ross Pratt on August 11, 2018

The gases contain high-energy particles that tend to spread to fill the room/ the container in which they are. Often, when a scent rises, there is a high concentration of gas molecules in the increase of odor. Here diffusion occurs when molecules spread out in random movement from an area of high concentration of gas molecules to areas of low gas molecules.

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