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What is the difference between diffusion and dissolving?
Asked by: Agy Jojy

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Diffusion is the passage of particles from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration. Dissolving is the bombardment of a solvent (e.g. water) on solute molecules (something that can dissolve, like sugar) forcing them apart. The solute mixes with a solvent to form a solution.
Answered by: Tin Lun Choi, High School Student





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