Say theres an airtigh box full of 100% nitrogen and a smelly thing in there. if all the smell was allowed to escape the box, would the thing eventually stop smelling? Yes or No ?
Well I suppose so, as if you put some kind of perfume on something, it will after a while stop smelling anything, however if the thing itself is what "generates" the smelling, then I wouldn't know for sure ...
How can smell escape an airtight box?
Ow... I guess I missed an essential data xD Well, maybe it can auto-degrade through some chemical reaction ? ^^'
"Smell" is simply particles of the material carried by the air into the nose.
acidfluxxbass;4434029Say theres an airtigh box full of 100% nitrogen and a smelly thing in there. if all the smell was allowed to escape the box, would the thing eventually stop smelling? Yes or No ?
Smell is produced by odourant molecules. As long as those molecules exist, and diffuse with the air surrounding us, then the object will continue to smell. However, let's say for example the object inside the box is a lump of mouldy cheese - the only way it's going to stop smelling is if it somehow stops producing odourant molecules - this usually happens as a result of decomposition - obviously, once the cheese is all gone, it won't smell any more.
I guess it can. If you leave water in an airtight jar for 5 years, it vanishes. How? Why? Where? No clue. It just vanishes.
Would you vanish if we were to put you in an airtight jar?
Eventually because i'd die.
it doesnt stop smelling but the gas particles may spread out so far between each other that it is below our smelling range so to us it wont smell but will still be there