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Even Two Or Three Crystals of Potassium Permanganate Can Impart Colour to a Very Large Volume of Water. Which Characteristic of Particles of Matter is Illustrated by this Observation? - Science

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Even two or three crystals of potassium permanganate can impart colour to a very large volume of water. Which characteristic of particles of matter is illustrated by this observation?

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Solution

When crystals of potassium permanganate are placed at the bottom of a beaker of water, water in the whole beaker turns pink on its own. This process represents that matter is made up of small particles which diffuse from a region of higher concentration to a region of lower concentration. The phenomenon involved is known as diffusion.

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Lakhmir Singh Class 9 Chemistry - Science Part 2
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