A seed crystal of diameter D (mm) is placed in a solution of dissolved salt, and new crystals are observed to nucleate (form) at a constant rate r (crystals/min). Experiments with seed crystals of different sizes show that the rate of nucleation varies with the seed crystal diameter as r(crystals/min) = 200D - lOD2 (D in mm) (a) What are the units of the constants 200 and 10? (Assume the given equation is valid and therefore dimensionally homogeneous.) (b) Calculate the crystal nucleation rate in crystals/s corresponding to a crystal diameter of 0.050 inch. (c) Derive a formula for r(crystals/s) in terms of D(inches). (See Example 2.6-1.) Check the formula using the result of part (b).

Problem 2.25A seed crystal of diameter D (mm) is placed in a solution of dissolved salt, and new crystals areobserved to nucleate (form) at a constant rate r (crystals/min). Experiments with seed crystals ofdifferent sizes show that the rate of nucleation varies with the seed crystal diameter asr(crystals/min) = 200D - 10D2 (D in mm)(a) What are the units of the constants 200 and 10 (Assume the given equation is valid andtherefore dimensionally homogeneous.)(b) Calculate the crystal nucleation rate in crystals/s corresponding to a crystal diameter of0.050 inch.(c) Derive a formula for r(crystals/s) in terms of D(inches). (See Example 2.6-1.) Check theformula using the result of part (b). Step-by-step solution Step 1 of 5 ^a)The relation between rate of nucleation and seed crystal diameter is given below: r( crysta)s= 200D 10D (D in mm) minThe first step is to examine which units are on which side. Since both sides must match, we candetermine what is missing in the variables. crystals 2 r( min ) = 200D × D (mm) 10 × D (mm) ( cminta)s= (mm) × (mm) × We must multiply the two terms in the right side of equation by units that will result inystals ( min ) crystals crystals 2 crystals ( min ) = (mm) × ( mm . min (mm ) × ( mm . minAbove we see that the units must cancel out to be crystals/min, therefore the units for the first crystals crystalsconstant and second constant are (mm . min and ( mm . min respectively.