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Surface Area to Volume

Postby charlotteblue » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:32 pm

Would the rate of diffusion be effected, if the shape of two objects are different but the surface area is the same?
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Postby charlotteblue » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:33 pm

Also does the volume need to be the same?
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Postby JackBean » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:08 pm

no, the rate of diffusion (in like cm/min) will be the same, but you are probably interested in how long will it take untill the whole volume will be filled, rigth?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Postby charlotteblue » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:48 am

Yeah, sorry i didn't phrase the question very well...
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Postby JackBean » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:42 am

in such a case, you're looking for number, which describes, how far is the farest point from the surface.
I.e. imagine a globe, whose farest point is the exact middle being r cm far from the surface, on the other hand, if you got something flat like pancake or flatworm ( http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id14937/ ), every point will be pretty close to the surface, rigth?
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