Problem: Consider the apparatus below, which shows gases in two containers and one empty container.When the valves are opened and the gases are allowed to mix at constant temperature, what is the distribution of atoms in each container? Assume that the containers are of equal volume, and ignore the volume of the tubing connecting them.

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After quite sometime, the distribution of gases in each valve will be EQUAL (UNIFORM). Initially, the blue valve has 12 blue atoms on it while the red one has 9 red atoms. 

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Consider the apparatus belowAn apparatus shows three vessels of the same size opening to horizontal tube. Molecules of different gases are in the first two vessels; the third is empty., which shows gases in two containers and one empty container.

When the valves are opened and the gases are allowed to mix at constant temperature, what is the distribution of atoms in each container? Assume that the containers are of equal volume, and ignore the volume of the tubing connecting them.

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