Problem: A thin glass tube 1 m long is filled with Ar gas at 1 atm, and the ends are stoppered with cotton plugs: HCl gas is introduced at one end of the tube, and simultaneously NH3 gas is introduced at the other end. When the two gases diffuse through the cotton plugs down the tube and meet, a white ring appears due to the formation of NH4Cl(s).At which location - a, b, or c - do you expect the ring to form?

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 When comparing the rate or speed of two gases, use Graham’s Law of Effusion

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A thin glass tube 1 m long is filled with Ar gas at 1 atm, and the ends are stoppered with cotton plugs: A diagram shows a horizontal glass tube with cotton plugging both ends. From left to right, points a, b and c are evenly spaced along the tube. HCl enters from the left and NH3 from the right.

HCl gas is introduced at one end of the tube, and simultaneously NH3 gas is introduced at the other end. When the two gases diffuse through the cotton plugs down the tube and meet, a white ring appears due to the formation of NH4Cl(s).

At which location - a, b, or c - do you expect the ring to form?

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