Friday, 5 January 2018

Give reason for the following observations Question3 from Chapter 1. MATTER IN OUR SURROUNDINGS

(a) Naphthalene balls disappear with time without leaving any solid.
(b) We can get the smell of perfume sitting several metres away.

Answer : (a) Naphthalene balls disappear with time without leaving any solid. This is due to the property of sublimation. Some solids do not exist in their liquid form or changes from solid to liquid; instead they directly evaporate from their solid form to vapour forms. Naphthalene is a sublime substance with very high vapors pressure,  that show the property of sublimation. So naphthalene balls disappear after some time due to the property of sublimation.

(b) We can get the smell of perfume sitting several metres away. This is due to high rate of  diffusion of perfume particles. Liquid generally vaporize at normal temperature. Perfume particles on vaporizing, intermix on their own with each other and air molecules around at a very fast rate. They do so by getting into the spaces between the particles. This intermixing of particles of two different types of matter on their own is called diffusion.Therefor the smell of perfume reach us sitting metres away.

This is an answered question from Chapter 1. MATTER IN OUR SURROUNDINGS of CBSE Class 9th Science

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