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Elisa adds blue food coloring to a beaker full of water. She watches as the food coloring slowly disperses throughout the water. Soon, it is evenly spread out, and the liquid in the beaker looks blue.

Which statement describes what is happening in this scenario?

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The blue food coloring, the solvent, is dissolving in the water, the solute.
The blue food coloring, the solvent, is dissolving in the water, the solute.

The blue food coloring, the solute, is dissolving into the water, the solvent.
The blue food coloring, the solute, is dissolving into the water, the solvent.

The blue food coloring, the solvent, is being compressed into the water, the solute.
The blue food coloring, the solvent, is being compressed into the water, the solute.

The blue food coloring, the solute, is being compressed into the water, the solvent.

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  1. 1. They get closer together.
    2. The blue food coloring, the solute, is dissolving into the water, the solvent.
    3. During diffusion, particles move from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration.
    4. Diffusion stops when particles are at an equal concentration in the area they occupy.

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